Dienstag, 19. September 2017

Treasurer´s House and Garden

Dear readers,
today I came back home from a lovely vacation in England. Together with a group we visited both beautiful cities and gardens. Today I´d like to show you some pictures I took of Treasurer´s House and Garden in York. This house and garden was actually not in our tour program. However, we also had some ´free time´ every day and I asked my tour guide for some garden recommendations in York and she recommended me to visit Treasurer´s House and Garden. Since my first garden vacation in the South of England this June, I have been a National Trust member, which means that I can now visit almost all of their places for free. So far I loved all the National Trust Houses and Gardens. Their places are always so nicely decorated and the people working there are always very friendly. The same was true for Treasurer´s House and Garden-I absolutely enjoyed my visit in this lovely formal garden with its beautiful house. I especially liked the colour scheme used in the garden, mostly whites and blues and also some pinks and purples. I found it to be a very peaceful, calming garden. Hope you like the pictures!
Best wishes, 
Lisa

I loved this beautiful blue-green door. I think it looks very inviting and fits the colour scheme of the garden perfectly.








In Austria I have never seen garden benches painted in blues, but since I first saw how garden benches in English Gardens  are painted in beautiful blues I have been loving such benches. I especially like the blue in combination with the brick wall. I think these two colours really compliment each other. 








Rosa Cecile Brunner












From the garden you get a good view of the York Minster.






































Sonntag, 17. September 2017

My kitchen terrace

Dear readers,
in my last post I told you that I moved to a new flat with three terraces. The last two months I have been moving into the new flat, moving all my stuff, furnishing the rooms and of course started planing and planting the terraces. This was an exciting process and in this post I´d like to show you how my kitchen terrace turned out. As the terrace is situated next to my kitchen I thought it´d be nice to plant some herbs and vegetables. I bought two raised beds and  planted them with lavender, sage, thyme and with some salads and vegetables. Most of the herbs I planted are evergreens so I hope that the terrace will also look nice during winter. The big tree in the middle of the terrace is an ilex tree that will also stay green during winter. The large white/grey planters under the separating wall were already there when I moved in. In one of the containers there is David Austin rose Princess Anne, which my mum planted some years ago and in the other container I planted an espalier apple tree. I thought an apple tree would also fit the theme of a kitchen terrace. I hope that all the plants will establish well.
I wish you a lovely week!
Best wishes,
Lisa






























Freitag, 15. September 2017

Goodbye, my dear first garden


Dear readers,
today´s post is about saying goodbye to my first garden, the lovely place where my garden passion began. Six years ago I moved out from my parent´s home into a small flat with a nice little garden. I had always loved plants and thus was delighted to have my own space for gardening. Back then I hand´t known all too much about gardening, but with the years I have become more and more enthusiastic about plants and gardening. In my small garden I have grown all kinds of plants, but particularly roses and peonies. I planted over 30 roses in six years. Last year, the point came where there was no more space for any more plants. Luckily, at the same time my parents decided to buy a house with a garden and they offered me to take over their former garden, which they have had since I and my sister were little. The new garden is about six times as big as my small little garden, and I am delighted to finally have more space for gardening. I have been gardening in the ´new garden´ for one year now and this is also the garden I have been blogging about recently. 

However, I did not only take over my parent´s garden last year, but in the last two months I have been moving into their former flat, which they also offered me to take over. I initially only planed to take over the garden, but since my parent´s flat is almost double the size of my old flat, but at the same time affordable and only a three minutes walk from the new garden, taking over my parent´s flat seemed the right decision. This meant moving out from my first flat and thus also leaving my dear first garden. It was a hard decision for me to make as I loved both the flat and the garden, but especially the garden. I loved walking outside my flat, taking in the delicious scent of roses. I would have never left my first flat and garden if I had not had the chance to take over my parent´s garden. Leaving my small garden is hard, but having my parent´s former garden, as well as a new flat with three terraces (I will post about the terraces soon), makes it a bit easier. 

I left most of my roses and other plants in the small garden. Only the plants that were in pots I took with me. The woman who took over my flat and garden asked me to leave the garden as it is and I hope that she will enjoy it as much as I did. Creating the small garden over the last six years has been an exciting process for me. I have learned so much about gardening during these years. In the last few days I have been looking at the pictures I took of my small garden during the last six years and I chose some to share in this post. I also included a picture of the garden from six years ago. 

Hope you enjoy!
Lisa

Rosa Rhapsody in Blue


the garden when I moved in

the garden last year


Rosa Harlow Carr

Rosa Captain John Ingram


Rosa Captain John Ingram


Rosa Jubilee Celebration


Rosa Russeliana













Rosa Harlow Carr


Rosa Russeliana


Rosa Russeliana


Rosa Wisley 2008










Rosa Albertine






                                


Rosa Heidi Klum




Rosa Russeliana


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