Sunday, November 9, 2014

Great Dixter.


While looking through my albums I found these photo’s from Great Dixter, former family home and garden of gardening writer Christopher Lloyd for over 40 years ,in east Sussex England. We were there a few years ago in mid summer as you can see by all the flowers in full bloom. I chose a lot of red for this collage because there were so much of it in those gardens at that time.
It is so wonderful to look back and remember all that beauty.

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I am linking this post to Mosaic Monday:http://www.lavendercottagegardening.com/

Thank you to the hosts.

33 comments:

Madelief said...

Prachtige foto's van Great Dixter Riet! Ik ben er twee of inmiddels al weer drie jaar geleden ook geweest in het voorjaar. Ik heb er net zo van genoten als jij. Het is een prachtige tuin!

Fijne week!

Madelief x

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Gorgeous flowers and I really enjoyed all of the red ones! : )

Nice to see some flowers...ours have just about all died off now in the fall.

Sara D.B. said...

Lovely flowers, lovely colours!
Thank you for sharing them!

Snap said...

This looks like a lovely place to visit. So many of us have gardens that have "given up" for the autumn/fall. The brilliant color is wonderful.

"Création" said...

Wat reen fantastische omgeving
lieve Rietje, het huis en de
verscheidenheid aan flora rondom.
Voor een schrijver een uitstekende
plek om inspiratie te krijgen.

Prachtig al de rood tinten, het doet
zo heerlijk zomers aan, heel mooi.

Geniet van een mooie creatieve week,

Veel liefs,
Josephine

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Riet
Nice to have you link with Mosaic Monday this week.
The grand gardens of England are on my bucket list, especially Great Dixter. The red flowers are fabulous as they seem to jump right out of your photos.
Have a good week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How neat to see the red in all of your photos..gives them some drama! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

Lynne said...

LOVELY . . .
I love all the red, although the Crocosmia warms my heart the most . . . such a beautiful flower!

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are beautiful photos on any day,but on this cool fall day they are especially lovely. Thanks.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are really beautiful photos with all the pops of red in them. The red poppies are perfect for our Remembrance Day on Tuesday. Beautiful!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love all the red flowers in this garden! They really stand out so beautifully!

biebkriebels said...

Mooie herinneringen aan een mooie zomer.

afanja said...

Zo'n kleurrijk logje doet het goed op zo'n grijze dag, maar gelukkig breekt het zonnetje nu voorzichtig door het grijze wolkendek heen.
De rode klappertjes doen het erg goed zo rond de herdenking van het begin van de Eerste Wereldoorlog.

ann said...

The red is so stunning. I have the corcorsmia (can't spell it) growing here and it does make a profound statement. Love seeing your mosaics.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Riet,

The abundance of gorgeous red helps the blue to stand out. Thanks for sharing this interesting blue. Thanks for sharing.

Please consider returning and leaving a comment for me.

Have a Happy Blue Monday!

Hazel Ceej said...

Lovely reds! Nothings beats an English garden. I love reminiscing the time I was in England too. Beauty everywhere!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos!!!

Gillena Cox said...

Just awesome

Have a nice Monday

Much love...

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photography of nature's beautiful florals! Lovely presentation!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol
A Creative Harbor

Donna said...

Oh be still my heart...heavenly!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh so bright and beautiful Riet -- and so welcome on this rather gray Oregon day. Each flower is perfect in separate pictures and the mosaic is perfectly put together. .

Felicia said...

these are so pretty Riet. the red just jumps out at you.

Annesphamily said...

Always a pleasure to visit you here and see your wonderful photos. Enjoy the week.

Fun60 said...

Quite a significant day for photos of the red poppies - the symbol of remembrance.

Pink Veen said...

Mooi Riet! Kan ik altijd van genieten!

Lieve groet, Pink

La Maison said...

Het is een hele poos geleden dat ik bij je op bezoek was Riet en ik kan meteen genieten van je prachtige zomerse foto's.
Hopelijk gaat het goed met je.

Lieve groet
Hermine

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

nie red poppies for rememberance day. 11 of 11 of 11

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I mean nice red poppies.

Anita said...

Hi lieve Riet, wát een heerlijke kleurrijke en vrolijke post. Een prachtige plek om te wonen en te leven maar ook gewoon om er even te zijn geweest :-)
Een hele fijne dag! Groetjezz lfs mij

Bethany Carson said...

The flowers are beautiful! We just had our first snow here, so it is sweet to see such lovely, lively colors again!

Willy said...

Mooie rode tuinaccenten van een prachtige tuin. Leuk om zo even mee te kijken. Ik hoop het ook nog eens te kunnen bezoeken. Fijn weekend,

June said...

This is beautiful dear Riet. What a lovely place and setting it is. Your photos are so rich in color and doesn't it feel as though you are standing there now taking the photos? Remarkable!!!
much love...