Thursday, 28 March 2019

Down The Lane

Seems an age since I took photos down the lane to show the changes each month and when I looked it was actually November 2017, so about time I did it again.
So here it is on a dull March day.

I'm standing on the road here to take a photo up the lane, you can just see the top of my house.


Opposite the houses in the lane is a wide ditch which is probably where they would have taken clay to build the original houses. They would have been made of clay lump standing on brick plinth and were built as cheap housing. Built  later than timber framed and wattle and daub and mostly now have block walls inside and out, which is what happened on the only remaining wall of clay lump here. This house was almost completely rebuilt and doubled in size in the 1970's .

 The ditch holds water through the winter but dries out in the summer.

Pot holes up the lane. It was bad when we moved in 2 years ago and we shared the cost of having it sorted with road planings. (Asphalt scraped from roads that are having new surfaces). We had £20  worth of planings delivered just before Col died last year and next door neighbours used some to fill the potholes last summer, now the rain dripping from trees through the winter and the traffic up and down has made some holes appear again.



Hidden beneath the ivy is the base of an old pump which would have supplied the houses in the lane with water before it was piped to individual houses

There are lots of primroses down the lane and some pink primula......and nettles.

Below is opposite next door neighbours house and garden. She loves gardening so much that she's expanded her garden  to fill up the bank of the ditch


I love the moss on this old tree stump opposite my house


The leaves of the  lilac in the front garden are just appearing

There are masses of violets all over the grass all around the garden



I found some comments on the Woolpit church post that I'd missed so hello to Jen who has worked out how to comment. Sharon asked about the phone box but I'm not sure if it's still a working one or not. I used to go to Woolpit often when son and DiL lived there but since they moved this was a special trip. Thank you to everyone who said they enjoy the church tours.


Back Tomorrow
Sue

32 comments:

  1. I think that primroses (and maybe snowdrops) are my favourite spring flowers. Thank you for the pictures.

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  2. Your lane looks lovely, ours isn't so photogenic (very narrow with high hedges both sides). I just love primroses and violets, and how lovely of your neighbour to plant up the verge!

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  3. Thank you for taking us down your lane, Sue. It looks a lovely, quiet place. Love your neighbour’s planting on the bank!

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  4. What a lovely lane and so many pretty plants. I like moss too - I am cultivating a patch by the stream bank in my cottage garden as it keeps down the weeds nicely.

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  5. You live in a beautiful lane. The signs of spring all around and your neighbours patch of flowers is a feast for the eyes.

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  6. Beautiful nature showing us Spring is here. You have such a keen eye for all the beauty, Sue. Thank you.

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  7. I love your Lane Sue it's a pity about the pot holes they are everywhere in our village. The spring flowers are so pretty, I am going to get some forget me nots for my garden. The lady before me gravell the garden and she has put little pockets of flowers in it with stepping stones around so I want to put a few more plants in. It's a lovely day again so when the chores are done I will be outside. Enjoy you day Sue.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. We are getting the worst of the weather over here in the east - just cloud cover all day for the last few days

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  8. Spring is definitely springing now, and your neighbour's planting looks so pretty.

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  9. I love that you have primrose growing wild. We get violets here, too. Your spring is way ahead of us! -Jenn

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  10. Do you have a high hedge around your house or is that just the neighbor's? Can you give us a tour of your yard next?

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    1. Oh, good. I'll have to be sure to watch for it. I'm off west to Arizona on Monday to visit my brother for 10 days. My husband will be going south to Puerto Rico to help with disaster assistance for two weeks.

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  11. I love going out and taking photos of all the flowers that grow naturally. Hidden away usually in places you least expect to see them, especially primroses, bluebells and cowslips. How lovely that your neighbour is expanding her garden to meet Mother Nature on the side of the ditch.

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  12. Everything looks so verdant and bursting with life.

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  13. The violets are so pretty. What a lovely, quiet road to live on.

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  14. It looks very pretty and so very green! I am envious. Everything is still so brown here.

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  15. Primroses and violets are so pretty. You live in a lovely area.

    Right now we are dirty from melting snow. I can hardly wait for the rains to come and wash everything clean.

    God bless.

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  16. Those photos are so beautiful and give a sense of deep history and love of love of the place. Thank you for sharing.

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