Seen here flowering in fine form at the rear of the
, cascading itself merrily over an old yew tree! This is a technique used several times in the garden; the rose is planted within a few metres of the tree base and then allowed to wind its way up in search of the sun. It’s clearly not a grouping one would employ in a very formal garden, but it certainly ticks all the right boxes for the ‘cottage garden’ informal style that gardens such as Hidcote trade under. Maple Garden
I’m not sure if anybody managed to catch the Hidcote documentary but it is now viewable on the old BBC iPlayer. I have it on good authority that the bally thing is not available in
yet, but presumably this is just a temporary state of affairs. America
I managed to get my neck in a few times, if you are visiting the garden soon please say, ‘what ho!’ As a final note I’d like to add that I will be continuing to blog as Bertie, as if none of this had ever happened! Stiff upper lip.