Aberglasney’s garden only began in 1999 when Graham Rankin, gardener and director of operations took over the restoration of this forgotten garden. Once the diggers and archaeologists had departed he was able to get to work. It’s not a big garden and it is still a work-in-progress, but there is enough now to interest plantsmen toContinue reading “Aberglasney: A Garden Lost in Time”
For December I am making a change to this Blog. Instead of posting a plant/nature flower each day (according to the season) I am going to publish a few posts about some of the lovely gardens I have visited in the UK. I hope you enjoy them! Well worth a visit in May/June. Information about theContinue reading “Garden Portrait: Barrington Court Gardens”
A romantic seat in the walled garden at Mottisfont Abbey where the scent of roses hits you before you even enter. Go there during one of the late evening openings in June. Enclosed here, in three rose gardens covering four acres, are 700 varieties. Their combined perfume is extraordinary.
An Old Rose (Moss Rose 1863) bred by Laffay, this lovely semi-double flower is a beautiful crimson colour. A very good cutting rose with a rich perfume.
An old rose (Bourbons) with large double, fragrant light-pink flowers striped and flecked with deep-pink, purple and scarlet. This Bourbon rose is named for Nicholas Joseph Beaurepaire, a retired colonel in the French army who, after the Revolution and on the invasion of France by Prussia and Austria, was called to defend the town of Verdun withContinue reading “Commandant Beaurepaire”