An inspirational garden visit.

Garden visit to The Old Rectory. On a beautiful sunny September day, we joined the members of the West & Midlands Iris Group visiting the garden of The Old Rectory, Eastnor, Herefordshire. In 1848 Sir George Gilbert Scott surveyed the Church at Eastnor and made plans to build a new rectory between 1849 and 1850 … Continue reading An inspirational garden visit.

Our Garden@19 in September.

September is one of my favourite months in the garden, it could be nostalgia because we always had a wonderful show of Michaelmas Daises (Asters/Symphyotrichum) in our cottage garden at home. Many other plants also provide interest at this time of year, the annuals such as dahlias, late flowering perennials, trees and shrubs with changing … Continue reading Our Garden@19 in September.

Garden visiting…..remember that?

Aston Pottery Garden. Having read some impressive reviews about the garden at Aston Pottery, Aston, Oxfordshire, we visited in August 2016. On this occasion, they were open in aid of the National Gardens Scheme charity. Created by the owners since 2009 and set around Aston Pottery’s Gift Shop and Cafe, borders flower from June until … Continue reading Garden visiting…..remember that?

August Video Garden Tour.

Historically August has been viewed as a low period for the garden, due in part, I think, to owners of large estates traditionally moving to Scotland for the grouse season, today it is the main holiday season for everyone with school children. (Except for this year). High temperatures such as the ones we experienced early … Continue reading August Video Garden Tour.

Tulips, Pots and Saucers.

The beginning of November saw the planting of pots with, crocus, iris, narcissus and species rock tulips. Old hanging baskets used to keep the squirrels away. Two large pots either side of the banana bench were planted with Tulip ‘Abu Hassan’, Siberian Wallflowers and Forget-me-Nots. When the rain finally eased I managed to complete planting … Continue reading Tulips, Pots and Saucers.