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What an amazing garden and it looks like you had lovely weather to wander around in. I would have had to check the lemons were real too. My Father used to grow lemons in our greenhouse here in the south when I was a child but they never grew very large. I love your last picture of the wild flowers. Its such a lovely time of year. Hope you and Susan enjoy your knitting group. Karenx


Absolutely beautiful! I wish my garden looked a fraction this good. I can't even get daffodils to grow, don't know what I am doing wrong. The leaves come but no flowers, so that's not much use.


Wow it's amazing! Where is it?


Never mind...silly me I realised it was a hyperlink to the house!! It's not too far away from me....

Facile Cécile

ET Have a good day...


oh how lovely, perhaps I should include the house on my house hunting list - do you think I could afford it.........

are they snapdragons?


kitschen pink

I could move into that greenhouse with it's peaches and lemons! I do so love open gardens. My M-in-Law and I used to get the yellow book as early as possible and plan ahead a year of nosing around in other peoples gardens.... and if at all possible the house too! Never one this astonishingly huge and affluent! Quite breathtaking! I hope the tea and cakes were up to the mark! t.x


Thank you for sharing the walk around the garden... makes my own few photos of a small corner of our garden look a bit pale by comparison. But at least it doesn't need a team of gardeners to maintain it, nor the money for same! Lovely photos and narrative, as per usual.


The pink flowers are nemesias, I believe. They look like something you would invent in one of your paintings!


The flowers are schizanthus, or 'butterfly flower'. I used to grow these in my greenhouse many years ago! They are beautiful, but that one is a stunnung colour!

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon