15th August

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FJW 1955-2007
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CHW 2015-
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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2019 – CHW

Daphne Scott-Harden’s wonderful garden at Newbiggin near Blanchland had suffered in the rain as well. The roses were shattered and the herbaceous borders nearly over but the new growth on everything was impressive even without the colour. A year ago the garden was full out.

A couple of fine potfulls of Agapanthus ‘Streamline’ (I think?) nevertheless.

Agapanthus ‘Streamline’
Agapanthus ‘Streamline’
Agapanthus ‘Streamline’
Agapanthus ‘Streamline’
Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a Banksian rose.
Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a Banksian rose
Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a Banksian rose
Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a Banksian rose
Tropaeolum speciosum growing in a Banksian rose
And through a clipped yew with nearly ripe fruits.
clipped yew
clipped yew
clipped yew
clipped yew
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ and Gentiana asclepiadea were a gorgeous colour contrast. We need to stock this tall growing 3-4ft herbaceous gentian.
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ and Gentiana asclepiadea
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ and Gentiana asclepiadea
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ and Gentiana asclepiadea
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ and Gentiana asclepiadea
A fine display of mistletoe on a young apple tree with berries forming early.
mistletoe
mistletoe
mistletoe
mistletoe
Aconitum ‘Sparks Variety’ growing 5-6ft tall here is a wonderful herbaceous border plant. It never looks much in a pot in the nursery.
Aconitum ‘Sparks Variety’
Aconitum ‘Sparks Variety’
Aconitum ‘Sparks Variety’
Aconitum ‘Sparks Variety’

2018 – CHW
Sorbus wilsoniana with three clusters of berries ripening away on a young plant planted only in 2013.
Sorbus wilsoniana
Sorbus wilsoniana
Sorbus wilsoniana
Sorbus wilsoniana
Acanthopanax aff. sessiflorus (now eleutherococcus presumably) we saw last autumn with clusters of black fruits but we did not see these extraordinary flowers in spherical heads. Quite bizarre really.
Acanthopanax aff. sessiflorus
Acanthopanax aff. sessiflorus
Acanthopanax aff. sessiflorus
Acanthopanax aff. sessiflorus

2017 – CHW
A new syringa species to us flowering for the first time in August. Syringa reticulata looks much like Heptacodium miconoides but the scent is rather nicer!
Syringa reticulata
Syringa reticulata
Syringa reticulata
Syringa reticulata

2016 – CHW
No entry.
2015 – CHW
No entry.

1903 – JCW
Woodwardias [ferns] in the quarry are our best thing, then Wilson’s poppies. Some roses of sorts, a good gladiolus or two, and good bananas. We have shifted nearly all our bulbs and some (2) seedlings (Polyanthus) have come up again.