1 EAGLETON NOTES: The Garden

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Monday, 4 August 2014

The Garden

Well not the whole garden just the 'front' garden which is on the east side of the house between the house and The Minch looking out towards the Scottish Mainland.  When I posted about the garden a few days ago some people have mentioned to me that they don't know what it looks like now.  So I thought I'd post a few general photos and also show the Lavatera (which may have been confused with a Hibiscus).

Looking South South East
Looking South
Looking East
Looking North
Montbretia (also known as Crocosmia and often incorrectly spelt Mombresia or Mombretia)
Lavatera - a seaside loving plant

31 comments:

  1. Wow, looks like you have really put in a lot of work there. It looks lovely!!!

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    1. Thank you Monica. It is work and hard work but for me it was also a form of relaxation and exercise. Now it is mostly sheer pleasure.

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  2. I soooo envy you those lovely views, GB. Great pictures.

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    1. Actually Frances the bust view were obscured by cloud in the third photo.

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  3. It really does look beautiful.
    We used to have an outside lavateria when I was a child but ours only had Honeysuckle growing on it.

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    1. I've seen worse things than Honeysuckle growing on them Adrian. It was obviously a posh one.

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  4. It looks lovely and so colourful.
    Being new to your blog, I hope you don't mind me asking about that huge window-less block building that seems to be blocking the view....?

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    1. I was wondering that. I came to the conclusion it is his lavateria.

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    2. It is my garage and workshop Violet Sky and Adrian. The front is at road level and my garden drops away from the road so the back of the building is huge with steps up to the inside level floor. It was built (with function rather than design in mind) many years ago before I both the house. It does have windows but they look out to sea and the Scottish Mainland and it has some translucent roof panels too.

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  5. Gorgeous! Your flowers and garden are lovely. xoxox

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  6. If you've shown this part of your Eagleton home before, I missed seeing it. You have incredible views from all sides! And one can tell that lots of work has been doen through the years.

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    1. Thank you Norma. I have posted pictures from time to time but I'm conscious that after so many years new visitors come and some old ones cease to follow.

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    1. Very droll Viv. For those who don't realise the pertinence of the comment it was Viv who told me some years ago on a visit from France that the Alchemilla I was pulling out as a weed actually had a great place as a garden flower and I've had a good show ever since.

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  8. Lovely! But I won't mention that Mombretia is a weed in New Zealand.

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    1. Yes it grows wild here too Kate but I love it and always have: probably because my Dad had a good show in our garden when I was a child.

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  9. Thanks, GB. Your garden looks bigger here than I had imagined. And lovelier.

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    1. Overall the site is about ⅓ of an acre Pauline. There is a garden on the other side of the house too but it wasn't anywhere near as much work and it's mostly grass with some trees and plants.

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  10. It's a beautiful garden and certainly not what I'd expect to see on the Hebrides!

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    1. When I came to the Island four decades ago Meike there were hardly any gardens outside Stornoway and one 'garden centre'. Now we have more garden centres than you can shake a stick at and lots of people have very beautiful gardens even in the country. But they don't work on the land all day as they once did.

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  11. It's looking great. Pity that next time I see it winter will have set in. It will be blowing a hoolie and driving rain! x

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    1. Sue when you come up the weather will be beautiful. In any case your sunny disposition will be sufficient.

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  12. Forget about the garden ~ those huge skies are to die for.

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    1. Carol I can live without many things but I feel alive when I have water and big skies.

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  13. Hermoso jardín, hermosos cielos y preciosos contraste de colores.
    Vengo de aDRIAN y has comentado que tenías una vespa, buena moto;)
    Me quedo por aquí un abrazo desde Béjar .Salamanca.

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    1. Laura, gracias una vez más por su visita. Vi tu comentario en mi post más reciente antes de ver esto. Tuve mi Vespa hace más de 50 años, pero me fui a muchos lugares en él! Ahora he mejorado mi conocimiento de la geografía de España más también porque de su visita.
      [Laura, thank you once more for visiting. I saw your comment on my more recent post before I saw this one. I had my Vespa more than 50 years ago but I went to many places on it! I have now improved my knowledge of Spain's geography more too because of your visit. ]

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  14. Very pretty garden, and I especially LOVED the oak barrel planters filled with the beautiful flowers.

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    1. Thank you Virginia. Old whisky casks or barrels make wonderful flower pots.

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  15. I really love the flowers with the blue sky behind them, the orange ones and the pink ones!
    And I love all the flowers in the ...oh, I would have called them whisky barrels myself, but seeing the comment above, perhaps that is not what you call them!

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    1. Kay they are old oak whisky casks or barrels sawn in half and sold for use as planters.

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