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Church View, Appleby-in-Westmoreland (76)

Originally posted on The Garden Gate is Open:
Often, I am able to find a garden open which fits into my travel plans and helps break a long  journey. Driving North on our way to the River Tay last Saturday,…

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Some Geraniums

photos courtesy Barbara Allen.

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Church View Open Garden Days 2016

*            Open Garden  2016          * As featured in: ‘Garden Answers’ October 2015 ‘Cumbria Life’ magazine October 2013 ‘Lancashire Life’ September 2013 and ‘Garden of the Week’ in ‘Garden News’ April 2013 Church View, Bongate, Appleby -in- Westmorland. … Continue reading

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Ablaze

The appropriately bountiful Furze, ablaze and swarming along the beck banks, filled this warm, late May’s morning air with the aroma of sweetened coconut. But of course, more accurately I suppose, the gorgeous scent of the gloriously gaudy Gorse flower. … Continue reading

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A Garden Door.

A Garden Door. The pleasing shape of this doorway – dictated as it is by the elegant formal round arch, couples comfortably with the simplicity of the wooden door’s construction.These qualities are complemented so well by the plain clean-cut stonework … Continue reading

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Waldsteinia ternata:

 Waldsteinia ternata: A quite well-known, useful ground cover plant. Will grow very well in shade, tolerating drought when established and evergreen as well. An easy reliable sort, almost always grown in shade or partial shade in ‘out of the way’ spots. … Continue reading

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Chimonanthus praecox (Yellow Wintersweet)

Chimonanthus praecox (Yellow Wintersweet) Family: Calycanthaceae Chimonanthus praecox is a vigorous deciduous, bushy medium-sized shrub. Its glossy dark green leaves are lanceolate, up to 20cm long and 10cm broad. Its waxy, hermaphrodite, yellow flowers have purple stained centres, are cup-shaped, pendant, up to 3cm … Continue reading

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Marigolds and Sunflower Seeds

(AcknowledGed)   Snakes Head Fritillary aesthetically Rendered in tangerine. Tadpoles, frogspawn, bottle – green flies, Rainbows that spanned the blue sky – and this time – didn’t lie.                 Sweet Pea tendrils.   Young green leaves, A slew of colourful … Continue reading

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Some Autumn Colour and Interest

Some photos of the Autumn colour in the gardens at Eaveslea, Kirkby Lonsdale. Eaveslea is a purpose-built estate of quality retirement homes. We have been responsible for the gardens for nearly 20 years. During that time we have tried to … Continue reading

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Walking with the Old Dogs

Walking on the Fells at Ravenstonedale: Today 1. Forging ahead together!   2. For a landscape that is on such a huge scale; an almost endless open space, 3. the detail that makes up the complex low lying vegetation matrix … Continue reading

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