Monday, 16 November 2015

A Garden Visit in Black and White





One of my favourite pastimes at this time of the year is to visit private gardens on their open days.Last weekend we visited Old Wesley Dale, a property dating back to 1836.

The beautiful gardens have been created over the last fifteen years by the very talented owners in a style
reminiscent of traditional English gardens full of roses , lupins , delphiniums and many other perennial plants.
I always think of gardening as painting with plants instead of paints.






These Light Sussex chooks are extremely lucky , not only can they roam at will but they have the fanciest
Chook House I have ever seen, named Chookingham Palace.


Wearing black and white for my garden visit , pants from Moyuru , black vest from Sarah Pacini, white shirt
purchased in Sydney in the Winter, black and white cow print shoes, black and white bangles and  white
milk glass beads, black and white fedora.



Joining Patti for Visible Monday
Catherine#iwillwearwhatIwant
Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday

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  1. I love the way you describe gardening as 'painting with plants' - wonderful. What gorgeous gardens. And Chookingham Palace made me chuckle!
    A great outfit for a spring day. Love the clean lines of the vest and blouse collars and topped off by a jaunty fedora and those great cow print shoes.

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    1. Thank you so much it was a beautiful garden to visit, I was quite taken with Chookington Palace, glad you were too. I think this outfit will have many wears over Summer.

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  2. these gardens are beautiful and bring a moment of Zen. And you look terrific - I absolutely love this layered look in black and white. xo

    Patti
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    1. Zen certainly is something the world needs at present. Thank you for your kind words Patti and for hosting Visible Monday.

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  3. Such lovely gardens! And that chicken house is so cute! I love your black and white outfit especially that pretty blouse! :)

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    1. They were really lovely gardens with so many quirky components. Thank you for your continued support Laurie.

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  4. Gardening is painting... what a beautiful idea! And so true: you can create so many moods and landscapes just by choosing different plants. And your black and white outfit looks very artistic, too.

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    1. I have always thought of gardens as another artistic endeavour, glad you agree.

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  5. Chookingham Palace is just the cutest name. You look ever so clever and stylish, Jill.

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    1. I thought the same Glenda that is why I included the chickens and their very smart home.Glad you liked the outfit Glenda, thank you for your kind words.

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  6. Loving your angular, architectural outfit with the Spring garden as it's backdrop! I particularly like that crisp, white shirt. On point, as usual :-)

    Alicia
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    1. Thank you Alicia for your always so thoughtful comments. I must admit to falling for crisp white shirts all over again.

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  7. I would enjoy such a visit too! Beautiful surroundings, peaceful atmosphere...Those hens look so cute, never seen this type in real life. Love your elegant and stylish black-and-white look Jill!

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    1. The garden was so beautiful and peaceful. I had never seen that breed of hen either, they are quite impressive.
      Thank you for your kind words.

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  8. But of course, you will be nearly in Summer, ahhhh crazy world.
    Fabulous to visit gardens, dear friend in Tasmania
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    1. Thank you dear Sacramento , Sometimes the reverse seasons throw me too.

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  9. I usually think of black and white as so urban. But you have just proved to me that it is more than welcome out in the country...which is good because they are my favorite colors. You look smashing!

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    1. Thank you Connie, black and white is is always a favourite of mine, be it town or country.

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  10. It's nice to have the chance to visit such a beautiful private garden!I am sure you enjoyed the sight of flowers and plants ... and of those small chooks which are free to roam! Chookingham Palace is delightful!!

    A black and white outfit is perfect in every situation! I find that its special shape suits you so nicely!

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    1. The gardens were beautiful in their late Spring glory. As you know black and white are old friends. Thank you Dan for your kind words.

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  11. What a great blouse. And some stunning pictures!
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  12. Beautiful gardens, gorgeous chickens and a fabulous outfit!

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    1. Thank you , both the gardens and the chickens were something special.

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