Dogwood

According to Chris Brickell in his Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Cornus is grown for its 'showy bracts, elegant habit, fruits and colourful autumn leaves' but at this time of year it is the glowing winter shoots which light up our gardens.  As these photographs taken at Wisley (it's closer than Rosemoor) show, with the low …

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Friends day

Friends and Life Members of Plant Heritage met with Joanna Jones and me, Gillian, at Newby Hall last week.  We were the guests of Richard, son of our late President Robin Compton and enjoyed a guided walk around the beautiful gardens, lunch and a fascinating tour of Newby Hall itself.  Despite the forecast and the rain …

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