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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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2e1ax Default Frontpage FullSizeRender 3 In the shrubbery we have some big jungle style plants called Tetrapanex papyrifer- they are used to make 'rice'paper. They look amazing at the moment - although the frost will soon strike them down. We have never seen them flower so thought we'd share the pics with you. ...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage More Glads In Plat 09 COME AND PICK UP AN ABSOLUTE BARGAIN!!!!    We are digging out all of the gladioli that have flowered this summer within the plat. Fill a bag from the shop and give a donation to the charity.  We have Gladioli 'Ibadan' (salmon) and Gladioli 'Traderhorn' (red)...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage 19.9.13 Aster If you would like a good laugh at my expense then follow the link below to watch the Somerset edition of a BBC programme called 'A taste of Britain'. It's a lovely piece about Hestercombe but hilariously I drift between my posh TV voice back to my ordinary Kentish accent- just like a scene from my fair lady! http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04j32tp/a-taste-of-britain-14-somerset...
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2e1ax Default Frontpage View Of Vt Sept The gardens are looking stunning in the September sunlight.   The Gladioli are still looking great and I dont know what we have done to the Cannas this year but they are ENORMOUS!  The Asters are only just coming out so there is plenty to see. Come and make the most of the good weather.       ...
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