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The English Garden Tour: Garden 6, Old Post, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post, Warninglid, Sussex

This is the front entry to Old Post Cottage. There is a chimney pot nestled in the fray!

Old Post, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post, Warninglid, Sussex

The jumbled, carefree, masses of blooms are my favorite!

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post, Warninglid, Sussex

One of my favorite cottage gardens in Warninglid was the second garden we toured, Old Post.  The garden of the oldest house (circa 1430) in The Street,  creates a dramatic first impression of color, shape, and texture with a select choice of blooms and creative landscaping.  There were so many small vignettes of activity and bursts of color to enjoy! Let’s look closely at Old Post!

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

The display of white flowers and soft variations of shades of green foliage beckons us to the entry of the garden. The long narrow garden plot is so inviting and every bit of space is used to its advantage! Look at the trough planter on the old sewing machine stand creating height and interest! Notice how white, white these plants are? Two paths to follow, which one should we take first?

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Every cottage garden could use a box hedge, a stone wall and a touch of white! Or maybe a soft robins egg blue-green dividing wall!

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

The clematis trellis creates an entrance into another garden room.

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Don’t forget the walls of your garden. Give us a reason to look up!  Lovely!

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Every spot in the garden was used! Another variety of chimney pot tucked in here and there! I should do a post on pots! I love them! Are there chimney pot collectors? Most of these pots seem to be made of clay. Here we see a black trellis to show off the plants! A touch of black is a must!

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

One can never have enough of a variety of containers! Love the look it creates! How about the distinction in the brick path using old and new! The brick edging continued throughout the garden creating sweeping curves.

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

A chimney pot to hold a pot!

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

This color combination of spikes and planter was stunning!

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Pots with lots of COLOR! Another focal point in the garden! It certainly catches your eye!

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

What a great combination of plants and color here! So full and lush!

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

The wispy, silver green stems of the yarrow adds height and contrast, bringing out the white of the flower pots.

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

The Owner of Old Post, Warninglid, Sussex

The Artistic Owner of Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

My Favorite Tree, The Black Elder at Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

My Favorite Tree, The Black Elder at Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

I Love, Love, Love the contrast of the lime and black in the garden!

My Favorite Tree, The Black Elder at Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

My Favorite Tree, The Black Elder at Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

One last bit of color in a very tall pot! This creative gardener used every inch of her garden to design a beautiful oasis!!! Old Post Garden is a must see! It was clearly one of my favorites!  See you tomorrow in the garden! Enjoy!

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

Old Post Cottage, Warninglid, Sussex

9 Responses to “The English Garden Tour: Garden 6, Old Post, Warninglid, Sussex”

    • CadyLuck Leedy

      I hope everyone is not getting tired of gardens! They were all so different! The UK is a gardener’s paradise! I also wonder if gardening is so desired following the merits of having one during the wars. I learned so much on this vacation!

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  1. ChristineR

    Beautiful, and I could never get sick of looking at garden photos. I love the brick paving and edging in this. I love the randomness of the other material included, not sure if it is old pieces of concrete or flat rock, but it looks great.

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  2. CadyLuck Leedy

    We had such a great time going to the gardens on the National Garden Schemes in the UK! If I lived there I would be going to gardens every weekend and coming home with tons of great plants! I would need a 300 acre garden and lots of help!

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    • CadyLuck Leedy

      Old Post was one of my favorites in Warniglid . When I win the lottery I may have to see about a cottage there! They had a new one for sale, but I wouldn’t want a new one! I don’t think any of these people sell their cottages because when I asked how long they had lived in them the average was 30 years! I think they pass them down to the family. I would too.

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