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2e1ax Default Frontpage IMG 0691 from left to right:   Hamamelis japonica Viburnum tinus Chimonanthus praecox Iris unguicularis Bellis perennis...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage 19.01.15 Plants to look out for in the garden from top to bottom!!!!   Rhododendron 'Cynthia' Eranthis hyemalis Helleborus hybridus Erica canea 'Vivellii' Galanthus nivalis...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage Winter Aconite 20150108 104037 1 The winter aconites are just starting to show their pretty faces- SPRING IS COMING!!!!!!...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage Rose 1 I thought that you would like to see what goes on the winter and how money raised from visitors goes straigt back into the gardens. The rose garden is a beautiful part of the Lutyens and Jekyll garden. Cleverly designed so that Mrs Portman and her pals could sit under the shade of the elm arbour, listening to the sound of water running in the rill (and bubbling in a font that used to be there), whilst surrounded by the sent from roses that lingers in the sunken garden- amazingly well thought out. The only trouble is that whereas modern roses...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage FullSizeRender This year we lost a beautiful tree in the shrubbery. It was called Styrax japonicus or japanese snowbell. In the spring it has little white bell shaped flowers that hang down along its branches- stunning tree. I have no idea why it died but it had been slowly weakening over the last few years so it was no surprise. All the planting in the shrubbery is based on plantsman William Robinson. He was known as the wild gardener and absolutely HATED the fashionable Victorian bedding planting of the time. He liked more naturalistic planting and if a tree died he would...
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