Sam Turner & Sons at Piercebridge is not much of a garden centre in the strict sense of the term and really a clothing and sundries store like our Griggs in Cornwall. Not much of interest plant wise.
Kniphofia ‘Orange Vanilla Pop’
Coreopsis ‘American Dream’ and Lysimachia ‘Alexander’
Hypericum inodorum ‘Magical Beauty’ which I first saw in flower at Bodmin Garden Centre. Impressive seed heads now as well.
Allium ‘Millennium Lavender Bubbles’
Geranium ‘Hocus Pocus’ with near black leaves.
2020 – CHW
Sloes forming up nicely but only just colouring up at the back of The Cottage.
2019 – CHW
The start of grass cutting in Old Park reveals a fungus the size of a dinner plate. Again I wish I knew more about fungi!
2018 – CHW
Head Gardener Jaimie has been keeping up with the daily diary while I have been away in the north.
A wander in Old Park with the terriers after a week of grass cutting. A couple more days and we should be finished, then back to the main gardens.
The weather has been on our side for grass cutting this season, but not so kind to the plants. Illicium lanceolatum from Mark Fillan, that we planted here, did not make it this year.
Gunneras seem smaller this year, and less of them. The snow and cold we had in February/March took their toll on them I would imagine.
2017 – CHW
View from the new planting area which is now complete. New seats needed!
2016 – CHW
No entry.2015 – CHW
Rubus tricolor covers the bank outside the flat and is one of the best ways of covering up weeds on a steep bank which can only be maintained with a long ladder. The fruits are orange and delicious both to birds and small boys. Much enjoyed with my cornflakes.
Evidence of the German film makers’ fake flowers in the Hydrangea seemanii.
1984 – FJW
All corn harvested – very high yield – driest summer yet.
1983 – FJW
Fire at Barton. Delia in charge and dealt with problem superbly.