PEAR TREE LOG

pear tree log: I started this blog to keep my younger son, Jonny, in touch with life in Lincolnshire, while he spent a year working in China. That year turned into five! Now he is home and training to become a physics teacher. This is simply a patchwork quilt of some of the things I enjoy - life in rural Lincolnshire, our animals, friends, architecture, books, the gardens, and things of passing interest.



Friday, 3 August 2012

Country Cottage Fences - Friday's Fences



Today's fence is wrapped around these cottage gardens.
Just click on the photograph for a larger version!
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They are both attractive.

Their fences are the same, but very different.


The cottage on the right is a holiday let, so everything is neat, gardens are pretty, but easily maintained.






The holiday home has a very simple wooden fence, neat and effective.  It has a few flowers and shrubs growing in front of, and through, it.

At the time I took the photographs it was decorated with bunting to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.




The other fence is - well, is there a fence?
Ignore the roof behind, that belongs to a bungalow next door,
 it is the fence line
which I am showing you.
There is a beautiful garden, that much I can say.  The man who lives here, Stuart, has green fingers and thumbs, that much is clear.

Stuart also tends the local churchyard and writes a column for the monthly parish magazine.

All very good and worthy things, but his deep and abiding love of animals is what I most admire him for.  People take all manner of injured wildlife to him, he cares for the creatures with great skill, patience, and knowledge, ensuring that they are released to the wild as soon as they are fit again.

I digress, back to the fences, can you see the evidence that there is a fence under all that growth and greenery...just there to the bottom left corner of the photograph above?

So, both cottages have the same basic fencing - but don't they look different!


I am joining in with Jan n Jer on Friday's Fences.  If you click on the link you will find lots of fabulous fences to view.

42 comments:

  1. Oh, Elaine...I can just imagine the fragrance that is in the air around these lovely gardens. Beautiful post...

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    1. Hello dear Meggie, Stuart really does have a way with plants - but I still have plenty of others to show you!

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  2. Beautiful photos. I love the last garden. Have a nice friday.

    Hugs
    Elna

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    1. Hello Elna, Thank you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  3. Hello Elaine:
    The pair of cottages look absolutely charming. Such a quintessential English scene this looks to be. As for flower power, well, Stuart certainly seems to have the horticultural know how to produce such an amazing display

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    1. Hello Jane and Lance, The holiday cottage is very popular, for so many reasons. There is a beautiful manor house behind it, with lovely grounds, a charming church to the right, farmland to the front, and of course, Stuart to the left!

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  4. lovely views. great shots. (:

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    1. Hello Beth, They are attractive cottages in a peaceful location.

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  5. That is a beautiful garden. Just what I imagine about an English garden.

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    1. Hello Amy, Stuart must have worked very hard to keep it in such great condition, the weather has been atrocious this year. I can imagine bees and butterflies must be happy to visit his garden.

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  6. oh wow....it is all just so beautiful...i want to come over for a holiday!

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    1. Hello Tanya, The cottage would make a great base to explore beautiful Lincolnshire from... I think you would enjoy it.

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  7. There is obviously a lot of love in that cottage....all living things thrive on love!
    Jane x

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    1. Hello Jane, Beautifully expressed - he does pour a lot of love into the garden, and it shows.

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  8. I am always thrilled when I get to look at the beauty of your country. The gardens, shrubs, fields all so lovely. I really enjoyed my visit today.

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    1. Hello From Beyond My Kitchen Window, Thank you! Stuart does put a lot of time and effort into his garden, it is a truly beautiful cottage garden.

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  9. Beautiful garden, and a wonderful man. Glad those people exist.

    Groetjes, Gerda

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    1. Hello Gerda, So am I, he is a quiet hero and he has created a beautiful haven.

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  10. I love the cottages and the fences! Maggie xx

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    1. Hello Maggie, I'm so pleased you enjoyed seeing them, they always catch my eye when I pass that way.

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  11. Hi Elaine,

    Love the way you have told the story of the contrasting fences and what is behind them-beautiful!

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    1. Hello Green Dragonette, That particular lane is only two or three miles long and yet it has two churches, one I have already posted about and a tiny one I will be posting about before too long, a horse farm, a thatched cottage, a manor house, a beautiful bluebell wood and assorted cottages and farms. Stuart's garden is very special though.

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  12. Oh, I so love both....loved seeing the cottages also.

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    1. Hello Rose, I'm so pleased you enjoyed seeing them - I always cast an eye over them as I pass, they are so pretty.

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  13. Gorgeous pics all so very quaint n Charming!

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    1. Hello Jan n Jer, Many thanks to you - I am always keeping my eyes open for interesting fences to share!

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  14. It may have been a dreary time when you had so many rainy days, but look how glorious the greenery is in your countryside! Here in the US, two-thirds of the country is having serious drought conditions. Thanks for the beautiful photos!

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    1. Hello Ms Sparrow, I really hope that you get the rains your country needs. We went from drought restrictions to non-stop rain, a happy medium would have been nice - oh, and a bit of sunshine. But hey, you know how we English like to talk about the weather!

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  15. Gorgeous! It takes a lot of rain to make such lush, happy, and beautiful gardens!

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    1. Hello Mitch, Indeed it does - and we certainly had that. Even yesterday we had so much rain that the patio outside the kitchen doors turned into a paddling pool for a short time. The cats were not impressed!

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  16. I love the appeal of REAL cottage living...this is it. How beautiful! Now following, xo, andrea b.

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    1. Hello and Welcome, Andrea. I'm so happy that you enjoyed seeing them. If you like cottages there will be plenty more to come.

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  17. And to think; some people actually chose to live in towns!

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    1. Hello Cro, Decent internet speeds and mains drainage are two advantages, but even with those problems I would still rather live on the edge of Nowhere than anywhere else!

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  18. I'd like one of those cottages please
    everything is so green
    the trees are magnificent

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    1. Hello Dianne, We have had so much rain in the last couple of months - all the trees and plants have been well watered. Surprisingly, though, the edges of the trees are now beginning to change colour and prepare for autumn - this year is spinning by far too quickly.

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  19. What beautiful cottages and such lovely countryside. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hello Liz, I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing it, I love my corner of the world so it gives me great pleasure to share some of my favourite places.

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  20. What quaint cottages with lovely gardens; Stuart would be someone I would like to know and learn from. The fences, although simple, are so elegant setting the boundaries of their homes. Thank you for a different perspective. XOXO

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    1. Hello Susan, The cottages are set in a very pretty location, but it is a typical quiet, rural lane - when I reach this stretch of the road it suddenly becomes a haven of peace, tranquillity, and beautifully tended gardens - then as I trundle through we go back to quiet farmland. It never fails to make me happy - then I come home and start pulling weeds..!xx

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  21. Love the BRILLANT green, stone cottages and "tucked away" fences. Lovely . . .

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    1. Hello Lynne, I think Stuart really has poured a huge amount of love (and time) into his garden and my word does it show. It is probably twice as beautiful as it looks in the photographs.

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