Thursday, 31 March 2011

Jeffersonia dubia

Another delicate little gem, this one seen flowering on the Rock Bank.


The days at Hidcote ordinarily involve an encounter with this intrepid chap, who loafs about the place and invariably steals the show with his antics wherever he turns up. He is a good-egg so keep an eye out for him if you visit!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Little Hidcote to Big Hidcote

A languid early-evening ramble from Hidcote Bartrim to Hidcote Boyce (Little Hidcote to Big Hidcote). The garden is in Hidcote Bartrim; Boyce is comparatively a metropolis on account of their telephone box and larger village notice board.

My friend Helen from the Anemone Times blog.
Chaenomeles on the wall outside Hidcote Cottage.

Sunset over some old ridge & furrow.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Fritillaria imperialis

Currently in flower at the back of the Red Border. Our bumblebee friends in particular go off their onion for this amazing plant! Even when not in flower the air surrounding a clump of them is filled with quite a distinctive scent, that’s perhaps not quite as uplifting as the summery tones of the Mahonias also in flower now, but nevertheless reminds me of a particularly fragrant pipe tobabcco and I rather like it!

Hepatica nobilis

These dainty little chaps can be seen in flower now on the Acid Border.

Monday, 28 March 2011

A Start

Hello! This is my blog, welcome along!

I am a trainee gardener at Hidcote Manor in Gloucestershire, and when I'm not rambling on about plants, bees & butterflies I'll hopefully offer some insight into the daily life at an historic National Trust garden.

This is a personal blog and the views expressed here will be my own!
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