Monthly Archives: June 2012

‘Silverwood’

Geranium nodosum ‘Silverwood’ purchased last summer when I visited Rachel Etheridge’s National Collection in Weardale and doing well in my sunny dry garden. Later in the year when I was reviewing the plant list submitted by Joan Taylor in her … Continue reading

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“Here at Barnsdale………”

Can you read that title without hearing the familiar tones of Geoff Hamilton on Gardener’s World?  Presenter on the programme from 1979 until his death in 1996, he was responsible for moving the show’s venue to his own garden at Barnsdale  and … Continue reading

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Species to cultivar

One summer, when gardens were for lounging in, I remember lying listening to a strange cracking noise which I eventually tracked down to the explosive seed capsules of some lupins.  Over the years I have carried on growning lupins but never been so … Continue reading

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Windy Hall

If this view looks familiar, it’s because it has already appeared in several gardening journals and with good reason.  The Moss Path at Windy Hall is mainly Polytrichum formosum, a native moss requiring high humidity and rainfall, so as we are … Continue reading

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