Say it with flowers

Small villages around England compete

In the ‘Best Flowers’ competition every summer.

And Bramber is no exception.

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The facades of pubs and inns

Are decked out in glorious technicoloured blooms.

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Watering the flowers is quite a challenge —

You start from the top and let the water run down.

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Even the windows of the building housing

The public toilets are decked out in petalled finery.

(And yes – Bramber has won the competition several times.)

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82 responses

  1. Good Morning. I would dearly love to visit here in person. I love the architecture and these colorful flowers. Your photos are simply gorgeous.

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    February 27, 2017 at 15:48

  2. Breath-taking and fanciful, Lady Fi!

    My daughter surprised me with two pots of cream-colored petunias this week, and one red-violet and burgundy mixed. Like you, I cannot live without beauty.

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    February 27, 2017 at 15:56

  3. It kind of restores your faith in existence. Three cheers to Bramber!

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    February 27, 2017 at 16:28

  4. Wow—-this post made me smile… Love flowers and all of those colors are just marvelous… Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    February 27, 2017 at 16:33

  5. Beautiful flowers, in an English town. love it.

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    February 27, 2017 at 17:03

  6. Sumptuously beautiful! I wish they did this kind of thing in my local village.

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    February 27, 2017 at 17:21

  7. I love places like this and nicely shot too. 🙂

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    February 27, 2017 at 17:29

  8. Hello, WOW! Gorgeous flowers and what a pretty sight to see. Lovely collection of photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    February 27, 2017 at 17:35

  9. Something indescribable beautiful. Flowers on the wall are always wonderful. These photos are so lovely.

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    February 27, 2017 at 17:36

  10. The beautiful flowers and great pictures.
    Greetings.

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    February 27, 2017 at 17:39

  11. wow, awesome façade and decoration of flowers… indeed pretty hard to water and maintain such beautiful flower walls! lovely capture

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    February 27, 2017 at 17:44

  12. What a brilliant and beautiful idea!

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    February 27, 2017 at 17:51

  13. Make me wish for spring that much more. Lovely photos!

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    February 27, 2017 at 18:00

  14. This is so beautiful. I remember we stayed at a B&B in Moffet (Not sure of the correct spelling) England whose 3 stories had multiple window boxes overflowing with beautiful flowers. It was lovely.

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    February 27, 2017 at 18:02

  15. It is nice to be in competition, at least that way tourists would see beauty around.

    Glad to check this out on Monday, makes my week 🙂

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    February 27, 2017 at 18:03

  16. Just what I needed on this February day … flowers …. thank you.

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    February 27, 2017 at 18:18

  17. I always love to see these lovely sights when visiting England. My MiL lives in W. Sussex, and the flower displays in her area are magnificent.

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    February 27, 2017 at 18:25

    • Lovely. Bramber is in West Sussex too!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 1, 2017 at 15:06

  18. Ron

    What is it about flowers that always seems as though they’re smiling, which in turn makes me smile 🙂

    GLORIOUS photographs, Fiona! The colors are absolutely stunning!

    Perfect post for the upcoming Spring season!

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty, my friend! Have a lovely week!

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    February 27, 2017 at 18:35

  19. Wow, I want to visit Bramber during the competition time. It looks beautiful beyond words.

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    February 27, 2017 at 18:53

  20. pretty…but I say it with pups…I have 4 in the house today

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    February 27, 2017 at 18:54

  21. This is so lovely 🙂

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    February 27, 2017 at 19:19

  22. Wow, how beautiful flowers.
    I look forward to summer and warm days.

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    February 27, 2017 at 19:40

  23. Stunning displays of flowers. Gorgeous!

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    February 27, 2017 at 19:48

  24. …well said!

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    February 27, 2017 at 19:51

  25. Very pretty, indeed. All these plants remind me of a story I recently saw about China combating pollution by growing vertical forests up skyscraper walls.

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    February 27, 2017 at 20:16

  26. What wonderful hanging flowers on the buildings. I just KNEW it had to be England! They have such a touch, don’t they?

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    February 27, 2017 at 20:29

  27. Oh, my goodness, all of this wonderful color!
    Such a welcome relief from all of the grays and browns we have here right now.
    This must have been an absolute dream to photograph.

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    February 27, 2017 at 20:32

  28. thecrazysheeplady

    Incredibly beautiful!

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    February 27, 2017 at 20:41

  29. Wow, wow, and MORE wow!!! It’s all dazzling.

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    February 27, 2017 at 21:07

  30. How beautiful! It makes me long for summer when the blooms are more plentiful! I hope you’re well Fi! Just popping by to say hi.

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    February 27, 2017 at 21:30

  31. SO Delightful!

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    February 27, 2017 at 22:47

  32. Oh Wow how beautiful. love the first image.

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    February 27, 2017 at 23:42

  33. That is really beautiful and the village definitely deserves to win. I have a powerful urge at this moment to spend the evening watching “midsomer murders’ or some wonderful old Brit-coms — just to check out the village flowers.

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    February 28, 2017 at 00:27

  34. How lovely! Our local towns might be more beautiful if we held a competition like this. 🙂

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    February 28, 2017 at 00:59

  35. Bill Dodd

    Out lilttle town is in a nation-wide competition each year– The result is not quite as grand as this, though.

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    February 28, 2017 at 01:10

  36. Kay Davies

    Did I already say “how beautiful?” If not…how beautiful! and if I did, it bears saying again. I think I’m going to use my Facebook post for Our World today. Or at least take a look at it and give the situation a re-think. Lindy hasn’t moved from her bed all day. Sigh. K

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    February 28, 2017 at 01:14

  37. Al

    That’s extraordinary – it must take a lot of effort to get those buildings looking like that.

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    February 28, 2017 at 01:42

  38. Oh, my goodness how gorgeous!! And such a refreshing mood booster! 💖🌸💖🌸💖🌸

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    February 28, 2017 at 02:16

  39. Pat

    There is nothing better than the love of flowers! To decorate one’s home and business this way is so cheerful and beautiful.

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    February 28, 2017 at 05:24

  40. there’s a similar competition here in belgium too, some villages worth a visit in summer

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    February 28, 2017 at 07:55

  41. These kinds of completion are a grand tradition – long may they continue.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    February 28, 2017 at 08:12

  42. Oh, how so beautiful! The flowers nicely arranged on the balconies and hanging baskets really go well with the brick or stone walls. This is the place I’d like to visit in England. Thanks for sharing.

    Yoko

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    February 28, 2017 at 08:22

  43. Very beautiful shots of the place.

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    February 28, 2017 at 09:09

  44. Truly awesome. Loved the post.
    Greetings

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    February 28, 2017 at 10:16

  45. that’s a lot of flowers! It gives a special feeling combined with that beautiful typography and windows. Got an instant summerfeeling but still hope that winter stays just a bit longer 🙂

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    February 28, 2017 at 10:23

  46. Hi Fiona,
    these paint splatter are gorgeous. I´m yearning me to the Summertime…
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    February 28, 2017 at 10:33

  47. how cool is that!!!

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    February 28, 2017 at 11:05

  48. Chocolate box beauty! Your flowering photos are gorgeous!

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    February 28, 2017 at 12:11

  49. Lynn

    I did love the flower boxes everywhere when I visited England one long ago June. These are so lovely.

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    February 28, 2017 at 12:12

  50. Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

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    February 28, 2017 at 12:30

  51. A heart warming eye soothing pretty sight.

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    February 28, 2017 at 13:23

  52. Burst of pretty colors so beautifully captured!

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    February 28, 2017 at 13:58

  53. Seeing all those lovely flowers makes me want to go out to the florist and get a nice bunch of tulips. It’s still very grey here, no spring flowers yet, and I need to add some colour to my life. England certainly has the right climate to keep the flowers moist.

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    February 28, 2017 at 15:17

  54. Lea

    Fantastic! I love it!

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    February 28, 2017 at 15:31

  55. Bramber certainly looks beautiful – and well-practised!

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    February 28, 2017 at 16:37

  56. A cheerful, delightful sight to see!

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    February 28, 2017 at 17:13

  57. It’s a delight to see all those blooms while it’s snowing hard here in Breckenridge. We have lots of town flowers in the summer after the snow finally stops. However, those buildings adorned top to bottom are definitely spectacular.

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    February 28, 2017 at 21:58

  58. What a picture perfect place! Lovely – just lovely.

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    February 28, 2017 at 22:23

  59. So, so beautiful. You have reminded me why I would like to spend spring / summer in England.

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    February 28, 2017 at 22:30

  60. So lovely to see these beautiful photographs.

    All the best Jan

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    February 28, 2017 at 23:31

  61. Lovely!

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    March 1, 2017 at 03:18

  62. So lovely! I didn’t know a competition like this existed. Would be nice to visit during this time. #OurWOrldTUesday

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    March 1, 2017 at 03:40

  63. Gorgeous photos! I saw your note about Arija and went to her blog and read her Mothers Day post. Incredible story!

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    March 1, 2017 at 03:56

  64. How gorgeous ! I prefer to snow by far ! lol

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    March 1, 2017 at 09:47

  65. such a beautiful facade! Spring is hereee 🙂

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    March 1, 2017 at 12:35

  66. oh, so beautiful! i love flowers.

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    March 1, 2017 at 14:33

  67. Bramber must be a lovely village at any time but especially so during the flower competitions. Love the photos. 🙂

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    March 1, 2017 at 15:30

  68. Gorgeous floral shots ~ my favorite is the window one ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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    March 1, 2017 at 16:16

  69. nocolebolo


    To receive the spring you give us a world of beautiful flowers.
    Good pictures.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    March 1, 2017 at 19:36

  70. jMo

    Great photos and incredibly cool idea. Perfect set after a night of rain and a day of snow, Lady F.

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    March 1, 2017 at 19:50

  71. very beautiful photos and wonderful flowers….
    hello Fi, have a nice day 🙂

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    March 1, 2017 at 23:19

  72. looks so so lovely !!!

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    March 2, 2017 at 08:32

  73. Very soothing to my mind and heart. The background of the brick wall and the colorful flowers gave it character.

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    March 2, 2017 at 09:21

  74. It must be wonderful, when every house and cottage is decorated with flowers. Beautiful pictures.

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    March 2, 2017 at 10:08

  75. Oh, my. Say it over and over. I never get tired.

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    March 2, 2017 at 15:45

  76. Wow! So beautiful!

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    March 2, 2017 at 16:35

  77. The flowers certainly give English pubs their charm!

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    March 4, 2017 at 01:19

  78. onceupona

    I have been inspired to do something like this on my townhouse! So much beauty! -Danette

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    March 4, 2017 at 23:15

  79. Beautiful colorful facade, wonderful flowers and photos Lady Fi

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    March 5, 2017 at 09:04

  80. Wonderful colours! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    March 5, 2017 at 21:05

  81. Milan

    Simply sensational! I wish I could do the same with my house! 🙂

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    May 30, 2017 at 08:09

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