Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

My sister's garden


 MY SISTER'S GARDENS



As I haven't got a garden myself.. much is the pity.. I have my sister's permission to show off her garden to you!!

A garden over there in New Bolingbroke,Lincolnshire,England.

ENDORAS COTTAGE  ..........the name came with the cottage.

A 17th century terraced building which was originally a sails factory but was later split up into terraced cottages.

It is said a white witch lived there...a very popular lady during the second world war as she used to have frequent tea parties and visits from the pilots and airmen stationed nearby at what is now the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.


I am pretty sure though that lady must have been turning in her grave at the terrible mess it was in when my sister brought the cottage from the last owner. I was on holiday and staying with my sister in Lincoln at the time and she took me over to see the cottage that she had bought.  I couldn't look inside because the former owner was still in residence but I did try to peek in the filthy dirty windows...what I saw is not worth mentioning!  We did go around the back and I saw the garden if you could have called that a garden more like a tip...what a mess.

My sister has green fingers... no buts about it and she has worked tremendously hard to get rid of all the filth and make it into a garden once again,front and back. I think she has succeeded. Her specialty is the hanging baskets and I keep telling her she should take in orders because they are spectacular!
so here you are:

 The front:


 Look at that basket...I think its fantastic!




 The Mill on the Floss...where the birds come to drink.


 Visitors


THE Back




 Billy Boy the gentle giant...getting a bit old now....


oh! excuse me ..let me introduce you to Misty...she has to be in on it all...she's a hyperactive sweetie pie!! LOL!



I have to agree  with my daughter when she says she loves her Aunty's garden because  its so busy ...where ever you turn there is something different to look at.


 PLEASE DON'T GO ..........I WANT TO COME TOO!


Hope you all have a fantastic weekend


Amanda :-)

54 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful garden!

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  2. I think so too Lena and love going there when I manage to get hoome to the UK

    A xx

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  3. How gorgeous, and I love the name :) That is exactly the sort of garden I want! But I neither have the skills nor the location to make a garden like that. Maybe one day.

    xXx Helen

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  4. Hi Amanda!What a lovely garden!!The dogs look so cute!!Have a grate weekend my friend!!
    Dimi..

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  5. This post was absolutely glorious,i saw hanging baskets when I was over there but none so lovely.I love the cottage name and the brooms at the door lol. Honestly it was just a delight and I have gad several looks today.xx

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    1. I must say Carole at times I am quite envious that she can just slip out into this marvelous garden to relax! In all her cottage is a step back in time with mod cons :-)

      A xx

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  6. What a sweet cottage and a totally beautiful garden.
    Victoria xx

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  7. Hi Amanda, Gorgeous flowers and a lovely garden. Your sister must have worked very very hard and the effort shows. Thank you for sharing the pics with us. I hope your blogger issues have got solved. Still waiting for the mystery of the 4 bowls.
    Bye, Love.

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    1. Ha!Ha! Mystery solved on my latest post!

      She continues to work hard and that's why her garden is so beautiful...but then that's her hobby and she loves it!

      Keep well

      A xx

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  8. What a great garden and I love that first hanging basket! It's super!
    June

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    1. She has a special touch where hanging baskets are concerned. I just think they are super.

      A xx

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  9. Your sister does have a talent there. I love the front door. I think old Billy Boy looks distinguished and the last photograph is too cute. How could you close the gate and walk away with those Misty eyes? :) Have you found Yvonne yet bet the way? x

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  10. It's a beautiful garden Amanda, you could be anywhere when you sit down in a garden like that, your sister should be proud, have a lovely weekend :)

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  11. Oh Amanda how lovely your sister let you share her garden with everyone. Could you please send a rub off her green thumb over oceans my way please? My sister has, as well as my MIL had, green thumbs...I am envious. It is lots of work I am certain some people do not realize, done with love of course.

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    1. Hang about there ...she has to get over to my balcony first here in Spain...I keep telling her I need a bit of a her green influence on my pots LOL!

      I'll tell her she needs to send a bit of GI to you too :-)

      A xx

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  12. That is a beautiful garden your sister has Amanda
    it looks so colourful and peaceful too.

    Happy September

    Fiona

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  13. It looks absolutely stunning and goes perfectly with the cottage,a real cottage garden. I wonder is it haunted? Its very old and those old properties usually have a spirit or two! I'm sure if there is they would appreciate all the hard work.

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    1. I must say it does creak and groan a bit at night but I've always felt a cosy welcoming ambience there so if there is anything clinging to the place its happy with the changes.

      A xx

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  14. What a gorgeous garden and a pretty cottage too.
    Dogs are adorable of course! :0)

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    1. Actually they are...Billie Boy intimidates because of his size but really he is a big softee and Misty is very Yappie to begin with but all she wants is hugs and lots of cuddles.

      A xx

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  15. Amanda.....how does she do that! The garden is GORGEOUS! I can make things grow, but not like that! Everything is so alive and vibrant! I love it! Misty is soo sweet! I would have to take her home with me....couldn't leave that sweet little face behind! Always lovely to see what you have been up to....Tell your sister she does beautiful work with her baskets and should take your advice! Hugs...Shari!

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    1. I keep telling her that Shari.....but she seems to think they aren't good enough...and I keep telling her to get her eyes tested LOL!

      A xx

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  16. Tell your sister that her garden is gorgeous - I can see that a lot of hard work has gone on with wonderful results.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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    1. She really loves her garden M and tries to spend as much time as possible there.

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  17. What a colourful sun trap! Lovely! Ada :)

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  18. Hi Amanda, what an inspiring garden, especially the hanging baskets. Unfortunately our summers are too hot (well not by your standards!!) and we don't have abundant water so I struggle to keep plants in pots looking lush. Something to be said about the English climate afterall!! S:)

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  19. You're right, it's a wonderful garden, such a gem :D (And we have exactly the same clematis tumbling around our door!)

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    1. Indeed it is Deborah.....and I wish I had more photos to show you the rest of it.

      A xx

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  21. What a beautiful place, your sister has done an amazing job. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Meredith

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    1. I just love it too...its something to look forward to when I visit the UK

      A xx

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  22. Your sisters garden is so beautiful. I love how she has arranged all these flowers, so lovely. And those dogs are really cute. Oh, I hope my garden will look like this someday!
    Have a wonderful and happy Sunday!

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    1. Well those boxes of flowers in your photos look splendid too...if that is a sample of what you can do then you will have a fantastic garden as well

      A xx

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  23. What a beautiful garden your sister has made - she must have put a lot of time and effort into it, and it shows, it looks so pretty!
    Loving the little furry frineds too!
    Hope you're having a great weekend Amanda
    Gill xx

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  24. Hello Gill
    Thanks for your kind comments. She does indeed put a lot of time into her garden and she is always pottering out there...she in facts get quite depressed in winter when she can't do so much out there.

    yes thanks and you?
    its rained a little at last so we have bearable heat now just how I like it!

    A xx

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  25. Your sister has a lovely garden your daughter is right on every corner she has filled it with more beautiful plants and flowers. I hope someday I have a garden like this. I love the brown bear at the gate he is the cutest.

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    1. I think so too Tracy....I get distracted just by looking

      A xx

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  26. Lovely post. What a wonderful garden!

    Lexie x

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    1. It is that Lexie
      the main part of any holiday over there to visit my sister is the time I get in the garden doing nothing LOL!

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  27. What a lovely garden to sit and relax in and enjoy the surrounding beauty Amanda......

    Your sister certainly does have green fingers and maybe even toes!! Her hanging baskets are just bursting with colour and Misty really is a sweetie....

    Claire :}

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    1. Misty is a busybody and she wants to know everything that is going on that is why she whines when she has to stay behind...but I love her LOL!

      It is lovely to go to the end of the garden with a cuppa tea and just sit and look across the fields.

      A xx

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  28. Hi Amanda,
    Wow...wow...wow! What a beautiful garden your sister has poured herself into. I can only imagine the countless hours of tending she has done to achieve such an amazing display!
    I'm so glad you let me tag along for the visit!
    Puppy love to Billy Boy and little Misty.
    September smiles,
    Carolynn

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  29. Your sister has a beautiful garden! And Misty is a cutie pie!

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    1. Oh Misty you just have to love her but she is a Minx

      A xx

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  30. Hi Amanda ,your sister has a beautiful garden.just loved it.:-)

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  31. What a beautiful garden! Just charming. And with two furry friends, it'd couldn't be better!

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  32. Hi Amanda,

    So very very pretty! I can't agree with you more about your sister making a business out of her baskets...I miss the variety of flowers available in cooler climate countries. Seeing this garden brought back sweet memories of similar Canadian ones!

    Thanks for stopping by my place and the kind words.

    Poppy xo

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    1. Hello Poppy,
      Thanks for your lovely comments. I have a feeling my sister thinks if she makes a business of making hanging baskets she will lose the joy of doing it!


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  33. Ficou lindo o jardim, maravilhoso!
    O segredo é ter o dedo verde!
    abraços!

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  34. Adorei ver tudo isso.Lindo demais e tudo bem cuidado.Gostei de conhecer a cachorrinha!! beijos do Brasil,chica

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  35. What a cute picture of the dog standing up! The garden of your sister is just lovely, and I love the Mill on the Floss!

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I love to receive your comments and I read all of them. Unfortunately real life does get in the way sometimes, so as much as I would like to I cannot always reply to every comment, however I do my very best to keep in touch.

Amanda :-)

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