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.



Thursday, 30 August 2012

Lavender Hedges & Wooden Fences


Should I choose the lavender hedge as my entry for Friday's Fences, or the wooden fence?  
 I choose both.




Why not add a wrought iron fence?

Three fences for the price of one.

Beautiful.




Many thanks to Jan and Jer for hosting Friday's Fences
Click on the link to see lots of other fences and wonderful blogs!

70 comments:

  1. Elaine, I would kill for that lavender hedge lovely

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    1. Hello John, I'm hoping to get one established. Give us a couple of years and we may have something to show for it!

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  2. I miss my lavender farm so much seeing this, lavender is such a wonderful fragrance to behold in the garden or just about any where.

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    1. Hello Linda, I couldn't agree more. It is wonderful, the bees around here have enjoyed our small lavender plants so much this year. I'm hoping to establish a very long lavender hedge for them.

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  3. Sitting at the tables in the lavender...heavenly!
    Jane x

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    1. Hello Jane, It was heavenly, the perfume, the colours and the surroundings. It was at Burghley House.

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  4. Heaven would be having a lavender hedge like this one. It is drop dead beautiful. All the fence shots are lovely with the flowers. What a pretty time of the year for you. genie

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    1. Hello Genie, Isn't it amazing what a difference pretty flowers, sunshine and the fragrance of flowers can make, it was truly beautiful.

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  5. Oh my who can resist a lavendar hedge. Lavendar does not grow well in our climate, but I sometimes have a few plants that survive. I can't resist!

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    1. Hello Bonnie, They do look pretty spectacular. What a shame that they don't do so well in your climate - although I'm sure other things compensate.

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    1. Hello Lailani, A place to sit and simply enjoy the day...it was very peaceful.

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    1. Hello TexWisGirl, The gardens were truly beautiful and the perfume was delightful.

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  8. What a beautiful place to take a lovely little boy:) It is almost a fantasyland - belongs in a storybook. Very pretty.

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    1. Hello lorik, A fantasyland indeed - with clouds of lavender and tumbles of roses, dancing sunbeams and the buzz of busy bees. It was beautiful.

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  9. Yaay! I am No. 100 follower of your blog:))

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    1. Hello lorik, A big welcome! I have been over to your blog and read about the fairy penguins - I have learned something new. Thank you.

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  10. The fence near the lavender would be a lovely place to sit and meditate!

    Desert Fence and Sky

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    1. Hello Magical Mystical Teacher, In that case I shall reserve that spot for you!

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  11. All three are very nice but the Lavendar fence is stunning . . .

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    1. Hello Lynne, I like lavender anyway, but grown in that way it becomes very special. Seeing that has inspired us to find a place for a nice long lavender hedge...now we just have to grow the plants and be patient!

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  12. Beautiful photos. I love the first 2 with the wooden fence. Pamela

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    1. Hello Pamela, There is something very attractive about a simple wooden fence.

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  13. I could not have imagined a hedge of lavender. But why not? You are full of wonderful surprises.

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    1. Hello Joanne, I took these shots during our visit to Burghley House, while Jonny was home. Just seeing them brings back memories of a wonderful day. I don't know what my garden designer-in-chief (Jonny) is going to say about where I plan to grow a lavender hedge, but while he is away I get to choose!

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  14. BEAUTIFUL!
    That first shot really speaks to me - so lovely!

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    1. Hello Carletta, Drifts of lavender and clouds of pink flowers made me very happy too.

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  15. The fences and the gardens are just lovely. I adore lavender! And, that wrought iron round is perfect!

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    1. Hello Marie, We had a very wet and cold day yesterday; when I came across these photographs from a few weeks ago I immediately felt better and remembered that the sun does shine here, once in a while! The wrought iron is a beautiful way to keep children from paddling in the fish pond.

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  16. Beautiful photos Elaine. I like your title photo very much. Great shot.

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    1. Hello Veronica, Three of my boys, they didn't realise they were being photographed! I'm so glad you like it, it is one of my favourites.

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  17. They are all perfect. You live in such a lovely place!

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    1. Hello Ms Sparrow, Really and truly I shouldn't be sharing all these beautiful places; Lincolnshire is relatively quiet compared to most of the country - a well kept secret. It's just that I love the county so much. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing it.

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  18. I vote for the wooden fence; they age so beautifully.

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    1. Hello Cro, Burghley House, which is where these photographs were taken has a wealth of honey coloured walls, fences, hedges, metal work. It was a Friday's Fences delight.

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  19. Hello Elaine:
    The lavender hedge wins hands down for us. And we can so well imagine it humming with bees at the height of summer and then to brush against it and release that wonderful fragrance. Perfection!

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    1. Hello Jane and Lance, I have often admired lavender, but until I saw those wonderful hedges I hadn't really thought about having a lavender hedge in the garden. I have found a suitable place for one, so with time, patience and some work on growing the many plants we need for it, perhaps I will be able to show you the home-grown version in a couple of years.

      The local bees should be very happy!

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  20. I'm with you on the lavender hedge....absolutely beautiful! Lovely photos...

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    1. Hello Meggie, Isn't it beautiful - it was a wonderful place to sit and have morning coffee while we planned our exploration of Burghley House and gardens.

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  21. Very lovely surroundings indeed!

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    1. Hello Revrunner, This was the Orangery Gardens at Burghley House, Stamford.

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  22. It's all beautiful- great choices for Fridays Fences!

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    1. Hello Terri, Thank you, I appreciate your kind comment.

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    1. Hello Gerald, I'm so pleased you like them.

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    1. Hello Tanya, The gardeners had worked hard! I wish they would come round my place.

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  25. Gorgeous! I killed my lavender. :(

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    1. Hello Knatolee, Oops! How did you manage that?

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  26. All three delightful but my favourite is the lavender hedge I can get the amazing scent from here.

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    1. Hello cuby poet, I do believe you are right! The bees were working busily amongst it that day.

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  27. very nice selections...I can almost smell the lavender! Love your Header...so sweet!

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    1. Hello Jan n Jer, Thank you for hosting Friday's Fences - I love keeping my eyes open for fences to share with everyone.

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  28. Very beautiful place, esp the 1st pic... love all that lavender & wooden fence! =)

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    1. Hello Tricia, It really was beautiful, flowers, fragrance, and excellent coffee!

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  29. all three fences are just beautiful. You did great with this post!

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    1. Hello W Latane Barton, Thank you very much - I am delighted that everyone has enjoyed seeing them.

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  30. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. And gorgeous! Oh, yeah, your photos, too!

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    1. Hello Mitch, You are very kind! I'm just wondering whether that lavender hedge would play havoc with your allergies?

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  31. I love the lavender. It's also my favorite scent. What a treat to get 3 for 1 on fence Friday.

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    1. Hello Janet, I'm glad you enjoyed it. The lavender hedge was spectacular - and we decided to make one of our own. Now we just have to start growing lots and lots of lavender plants. Hopefully it will be worth the effort, especially if we can achieve a look like that and do some good for the local bees at the same time.

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    1. Hello LindyLouMac, This was one of those posts when I wished I could add a scratch and sniff - the air was beautifully perfumed.

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  33. Three fences in one that is amazing! I could only imagine the sweet smell in that place. Awesome view.


    Thanks for the visit I do appreciate it. Kim, USA

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    1. Hello Kim, The air was gently perfumed with the scent of lavender and roses - and good fresh air, it was delightful.

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  34. Beautiful, Elaine. The lavender is my favorite.

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    1. Hello Amy, I agree, so I think that makes lavender the clear winner on this one.

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  35. I stopped by for a brief visit to your Friday Fences and now it is over an hour later and I am just getting around to my comment. First I was scrolling down your page and came across all the wonderful post on Tattershall Castle. As someone who has fixated on castles since a child that lead me to google and dozens of other post on this castle that lead to other castles that lead back to your blog and the post on Privy's and so many more.

    I am now besotted with all I have read here and can't wait to have time to return for more. But, now a family BBQ is calling and I am already late out the door.

    But, back to the fences before I go. Love all the shots but the wrought iron details are my favorite. However, I would love to have that lavender hedge circling my yard.

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    1. Hello Rita,

      You are very welcome! I am delighted that you have enjoyed reading about Tattershall Castle. We have another castle which I have yet to post about, although I may have shown some photographs a few weeks ago...Bolingbroke Castle. It is in ruins and has had a very interesting history. It definitely got knocked about a bit by Oliver Cromwell.

      I hope you had a great time with the family at your BBQ.

      We are going to try to grown a long lavender hedge at our place....watch this space! If it works, the local bees will be very happy indeed.

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