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North of Norwich

After our visit to Kristopher’s we headed out towards the coast to East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden.  ‘Very flat, Norfolk’, as Amanda says to Elyot in Coward’s Private Lives and beyond the city lies an area of open expanses, buffeted … Continue reading

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Bressingham Gardens

At the AGM weekend in Norfolk, Bressingham Gardens provided a contrast to the visit to The Harralds, but proved equally fascinating, with interesting vistas throughout.  The garden was first developed by Alan Bloom (1906-2005), and opened to the public in 1962, showing … Continue reading

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The Back of Beyond

Our garden visits on Saturday were to two contrasting gardens – one private and one very public.  Gill will be telling you about Bressingham Gardens in another post – this one will give you a glimpse into the garden of … Continue reading

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It’s the people who make the AGM so very special: some regulars, some first timers.  This is a round up of some of the faces – not comprehensive by any means and in no particular order, but just a flavour … Continue reading

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Red labels return

Given the interest sparked by red labels at last year’s annual Plant exchange, they made a great return this year, highlighting even more threatened plants. The rules haven’t changed though : plants tagged as “Endangered in Cultivation” are rare commercially … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen?

The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens currently holds twelve National Plant Collections, providing interest throughout the year.  For our visit to the garden the ‘Members’ Weekend’ crew were divided into four groups each one to be led by a garden expert. … Continue reading

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Shop till you drop

After our trip around the Water Garden, we had the opportunity to visit the Longstock Nursery, home of two National Plant Collections (Buddleja and Clematis viticella) and the Hampshire Group May Plant Fair. Although the season wasn’t right to see the … Continue reading

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