This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Gardens at Chartwell............

Every English home of consequence have lovely gardens, chartwell is no exception. There are lovely lawns and walks. One can meander through the grounds or connecting fields and ponds. Winston Churchill loved to potter in the grounds doing the garden walls and working on the ponds. He kept a fine orchard. The air that day was heavy with the scent of Magnolias, beautiful waxy flowers.


Rodney plans his strategy while waiting entrance to the house. Nice to sit amidst the flowers.
The orchard is full of lovely trees.
Some of the wildflowers I grow as garden flowers here. Devil's-bit Scabious below


Some kind of Clematis. Isn't she pretty


A walled garden gives a form of climate control. Keeps in the warmth of the sun and keeps out the harshness of the wind. Chartwell is also protected on one side by banks of trees.

This looked like a working garden where things grew to supplement the borders. Also a nice sizable vegetable garden, see the runner beans growing on those stakes?


Do enjoy the gardens of Chartwell........I did.

1 comment:

DeniseinVA said...

I did indeed, enjoyed them very much and your photos of the flowers were once again so lovely!