Hello Everyone Welcome again to 2012. The highlight of that year was the grand opening of the Glasshouses. The Gardeners had worked tirelessly to make sure everything was ready for the big day and the garden looked beautiful. But just for a moment I would like to take you back to where this story began. The original tiled pathway that runs through the Glasshouses had been uncovered back in 2010, photo 1 (Mar 2011). This was discussed by the Members of the LVRPA and a decision
Hello Everyone So here we are looking at 2012. So many things changed in this year so here is a look at most of them. One thing that doesn't change is the timeless beauty of the house itself. With the added interest of the reflection in the pond this is one of my favourite views, photo 1 (Jan 2012). Changes were happening in the Kitchen Garden. The new Glasshouses were nearing completion, photo 2 (Jan 2012). Whilst the old Glasshouses were there one week, photo 3 (6th Jan 201
Hello Everyone Well, continuing with my story of the garden I am now moving through 2011. I still wasn't yet in the habit of taking photos on every visit but I have enough to show you the highlights of an exciting year. My first photos are from February 2011. It was a very good year for snowdrops, photo 1. As you can see here in photo 2, the mounds are defined by large stones now and covered in snowdrops. In photo 3 is the beautiful Galanthus plicatus 'E. A. Bowles'. The flow
Hello Everyone Hope this finds you all well. This week I am featuring 2011. In May I took a photo of the notice board entitled 'Kitchen Garden Renovation 2009 to Present, which would have been 2011, photo 0a. I wish I'd found this earlier so that I could have started with it because the photos are amazing. The photos were taken by Paul Roper, who was Project Manager for the garden, many thanks for having the foresight to do this, Paul. The board was put together by Paul and
This Cyclamen is Cyclamen repandum , I have been propagating for this area in the Bamboo Border ,They are descendants of Bowles’ original plants, In a sort of woodland walk setting ,which is ideal for these hardy shade-loving plants ….from Southern Europe and some Mediterranean Islands ….Further below an uncommon, woodland plant Anemone Ranunculoides or (Wood Ginger).
Hello Everyone I hope you are all keeping well and coping with the restrictions that the current crisis has placed upon us. As we all need distractions at this difficult time I have come up with an idea of sending out a weekly newsletter with highlights from each of the last 10 years. I started volunteering at Myddelton in May 2010 and very quickly fell in love with every inch of the garden. So this is not an editorial or a complete account of what has happened but more a per