Monthly Archives: March 2015

Warley Place. A Lost Garden.

In my last post I wrote about the great Edwardian gardener, Ellen Willmott and recommended an interesting biography about her. Rereading this biography made me curious to see what remains of her  garden today. So last week we went to … Continue reading

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Ellen Willmott. A Book Review.

As gardeners we constantly come across plants bearing the name of Ellen Willmott or her garden, Warley Place. She was  one of the leading gardeners of the Edwardian age. Her knowledge of plants was encyclopedic, she supported plant expeditions in distant lands and her … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday. Little White Stars.

‘When it is dark enough you can see the stars.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Spring Foliage.

Spring has sprung and love is in the air. Lovely fresh young foliage is opening up at last. I have a  crab apple with red leaves in the orchard. They buds are just beginning to open. I can’t wait for the lovely dark … Continue reading

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Scent in the Garden. March

‘The sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour‘. William Shakespeare. ‘Twelfth Night’.   Ever since I was a child I have loved violets, for their elusive fragrance and their modest flowers which appear so early … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. March.

Spring is here at last and we have daffodils and primroses to prove it. The little Narcissus cyclamineus is so tiny that I am keeping it in a pot until it bulks up a bit. Narcissus canaliculatus is a lovely … Continue reading

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Cambridge Botanic Garden revisited

Last year I wrote a post about the Winter Garden at Cambridge Botanic Garden. I won’t repeat myself here, but I would like to show you some things which caught my eye last week. First, a wonderful winter -flowering tree which wasn’t in bloom … Continue reading

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Tree Following. March. The Horse Chestnut Tree.

I am joining in with Lucy at LooseandLeafy blog with a new tree this year; Aesculus hippocastanum. I enjoyed writing about the Mulberry Tree last year and I learnt so much about the myths, folklore and historical and literary references … Continue reading

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Late -flowering Snowdrops.

          I know many fellow bloggers are unable to understand the snowdrop obsession, although the disease is catching and is infecting more and more of us. I am always amused by gardeners who think that they will buy … Continue reading

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End of month View. February. The Winter Garden.

I am a day late, but nevertheless I hope that I am not too late to join in with the Patientgardener‘s End of the Month meme. I am focusing on my latest project and I will revisit it in future … Continue reading

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