Great Chalfield Manor - Part II
Welcome back to part II from the gardens of Great Chalfield Manor.
(Please click on the horizontal images to see the whole image. Part of them are "cropped" when viewed here.)
The lovely things about gardens like these, is that there is something for
everyone to explore. Here, my oldest son is running after his little brother,
who has already managed to hide inside the yew tree "room".
There are four "tree houses" like this here, where four clipped yews have grown together
and then been hollowed out inside, creating a little "room" and a tunnel to walk through.
If we turn around, we will see that my son started his sprint down by the Apple House...
... and a well-manicured border of lovely tulips...
...and other petal beauties as well, this one looking as if made of silk.
Oh yes! Stone wall + door in wall a little ajar = an exciting, inviting, FABULOUS feature!
The plant sale in the manor courtyard offered many temptations,
and resisting this gorgeous girl was particularly challenging!
Well, calling this "Niagara" (and they do!) may perhaps point to a hint of hybris,
but then again, aim for the stars!
That's all from Great Chalfield Manor for this time,
but I have a sneaky suspicion there may be more visits,
more flowers, and more photos one day....
Lantliv på Holm - A Lovely New Shop and Web shop!
Camilla, a dear blog friend of mine has followed her dream and just opened a country style interior & life style shop in her own barn. She sells beautiful decorative items, and for those of us how live too far away to visit the physical shop (in Kärna, north-west of Gothenburg, near Marstrand), we can visit the Lantliv på Holm web shop. At the moment, the web shop only works for customers from Sweden, but Camilla is happy to send items to clients abroad, if you place your order via email instead (Contact details under "Kontakta oss" in the menu).
Best of luck with your fabulous shop, Camilla!
Thank you, kind, kind readers, for all your lovely comments
on my previous blog posts. You brighten my days!
Ps. If you feel you recognize the views from Great Chalfield Manor, you may have seen them in movies like "The Other Boleyn Girl" or the BBC Television adaptation of "Tess of the d'Urbervilles", which were both filmed here.