Late afternoon at Polesden Lacey

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Just before 4 o’clock this afternoon the sun came out. I had been pottering in the garden – cutting back, digging out a trug or two of home-made compost and taking stock. I went indoors to put the kettle on but decided to forgo tea in favour of cycling up the hill to Polesden Lacey. I’m so glad I did, and I was home by 5.30 so not too late for a cup of tea and a raspberry jam tart.

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14 thoughts on “Late afternoon at Polesden Lacey

  1. All decidedly YUM in this post. Wonderful pictures and leaf colours – do I spy Chalk? And I would have gone out too, although walking or running rather than cycling because it hurts my neck 🙂 x

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    1. Yup, it’s the foothills of the North Downs here. I used to march my children up here when I could tell on picking them up from school that they had energy to expend! I go on my bike mostly because I have to cross a busy ‘A’ road and they’ve recently put filters on the traffic lights which makes it safer crossing for those on wheels but worse for pedestrians. Crazy.

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  2. Well worth venturing out to see lovely autumnal colours – the late afternoon light is gorgeous, isn’t it? I agree with rusty duck, the potting shed is an object of desire!

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  3. I want that little ceramic pea pod. And I think Polesden Lacey has a wonderful lime tree with a circular bench round its trunk. Or am I getting it confused with somewhere else? It’s been ages.

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  4. It has an avenue of lime trees which flower in late spring. This year was the first time I noticed their gorgeous scent despite practically living at PL over the past quarter century. No circular bench around any tree in my lifetime. I wonder where you can be thinking of? The pea pod is by Worcester and was a birthday present from my husband many years ago. I either receive wheelbarrows or pieces of exquisite porcelain.

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      1. No, but there may be one at Clandon, unless it was lost in the fire. I know for sure they had a whole orchestra of harlequin-dressed monkeys. I am very fond of those porcelain tureens with lemon wedges as handles, but just to look at, not to own.

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