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Treemageddon

It is both a blessing and a curse to have a garden with very large trees. The pines (mostly Pinus radiata), native rimu trees (Dacrydium cupressinum) and Australian eucalypts all date back to 1870 to early 1880s when Mark’s great grandfather planted them. 255 more words

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When less may be more - restraint with focal points

I have been pondering focal points and garden structures. This was partly initiated by an email from an overseas friend who, while praising our garden, was lamenting the lack of “features”. 867 more words

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Garden Lore: Friday 28 November, 2014

“I have rarely seen either ruins or rivers well manufactured.”

William Gilpin Remarks on Forest Scenery and Other Woodland Views (1834)

Garden Lore: A Ha-ha…

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Plant Collector: Strelitzia reginae

Is there anything more exotic, more tropical in appearance than the bird of paradise plant? In fact it is native to South Africa which is not the usual “Tropics”, though it is now grown widely throughout the temperate and tropical world and is not as fussy as one might think. 223 more words

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Wildside - the new naturalism in gardening

1) I want to try and capture the magic of a particular garden in a few words and photos. This is Wildside in North Devon and was quite simply one of the most exciting modern gardens we have seen. 681 more words

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“People who remain convinced that fashion does not enter the garden can think again. Almost every year one or two plants go “out” and others come “in”.

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The November Garden - rose time

This is the first spring in twenty seven years that our garden has not been open to the public. It has been something of a revelation… 697 more words

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