a walk in the garden – part 3 of 3

sign

The wintry country air was fresh and invigorating and it was blissful to be out and about in the garden and enjoy what the nature has to offer at a leisurely pace.

As Victor only bought the place last summer so he has yet to find out the full extend of the plants planted in the garden by the last owners according to seasons and it will be some time before he puts his own stamp and style on the whole landscape. I enjoyed all of it as it is including the bare branches of the trees and the cut-back bushes at this time of year for nature has its charm in each season and throughout the four seasons.

who would have thought there is such a gem hidden behind the hedges

who would have thought there is such a gem hidden behind the hedges

Victor welcomes us to his garden

Victor welcomes us to his garden

what a beauty!

what a beauty!

victor's garden

victor's garden

victor's garden

victor's garden

it is hard work tending to a garden of such size…

Victor hard at work

Victor hard at work

ha was all over the garden

ha was all over the garden

a welcomed help in the form of good friend Alistair

a welcomed help in the form of good friend Alistair

in addition to the landscaped garden and the greenhouse, there is a woodland just beyond the garden that makes up the 6 acres of land.
victor's garden

victor's garden

the other side of the garden
victor's garden

Victor was proud to show me his vegetable patch

Victor was proud to show me his vegetable patch that is taking shape

Can I show you what I have discovered in the garden?

lichen – Victor said you get lichens when the air is really fresh…
lichens

When I went round and saw all of the flowers blooming, all I could think of was they were the signs of spring!

spring is in the air…
miniature daffodils

daffodils

grape hyacinth
grape hyacinth

various shades of primrose
primula primrose

primula primrose

primula primrose

primula primrose

glory of the snow / chionodoxa
Chionodoxa glory of the snow (2)

Chionodoxa glory of the snow (3)

Chionodoxa glory of the snow (4)

euphorbia
euphorbia

euphorbia

bergenia
bergenia

bergenia

bergenia

bergenia

various shades of hellebores
hellebores

hellebores

hellebores

hellebores

hellebores

camillia
camillia

pieris japonica / japanese andromedas
pieris japonica japanese andromedas (2)

pieris japonica japanese andromedas (1)

cherry blossom
cherry blossom

sweet yellows
european cornel / cornus mas
cornus mas european cornel (2)

cornus mas european cornel (1)

winter jasmine
winter jasmine

witch hazel
witch hazel

witch hazel

witch hazel

witch hazel

even when not in flowering season, these foliage are attractive in their own way…
aconites
aconites

trillium
trillium

trillium

trillium

the lovely scented ones
daphne
daphne

daphne

rosemary
rosemary

rosemary

rosemary

interesting colours
heathers
heathers

dogwood
dogwood

dogwood

the exotics — at least to me šŸ™‚
hazel
hazel

hazel

hazel

grevillea
grevillea

grevillea

silk tassel bush / garrya elliptica
garrya elliptica silk tassel bush

garrya elliptica silk tassel bush

garrya elliptica silk tassel bush

the male and the female
red skimmia
skimmia - red

skimmia - red

skimmia - red

skimmia - red

white skimmia
skimmia - white

skimmia - white

skimmia - white

the male…
skimmia - red

skimmia - red

skimmia - red

fruit trees
figs

apple trees
apples

other discoveries — a study on texture…
DSC_1013

DSC_1015

DSC_1007

tree bark

Here ends a journey of discovery and enlightenment in an amazing English garden over a weekend with fond memories of the chilly but fresh wintry air, the melodious bird songs, the whispers of the trees and the flowers, my getting lost in it all without a care in the world (until I regretted not having a pair of gloves with me!) AND the warm hospitality extended to me.


In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
— Aristotle

(end of part 3 of 3)

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