Tag Archives: Cragside gardens

Autumn Changeover

November is always a busy month in the Formal Gardens. We have been stripping out our summer bedding displays and are currently replanting these borders with our spring bedding plants and bulbs. There will be a kaliedoscope of colour and scent in the … Continue reading

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Tree Fern Update

Several weeks ago I wrote about adding four tree ferns into our Tropical Fernery and how they looked more like logs than plants. I now have to admit that they look stunning and are attracting a lot of attention and comments … Continue reading

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On The Move

As a continuation from my last post with regard to my warm and cosy nerve centre in the propagation house, I have now moved onto our larger, milder glasshouse. We keep this glasshouse at a minimum overnight temperature of 8 degrees Celsius. … Continue reading

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Wonderful Waxcaps

Waxcaps (Hygrocybe species) are a variety of toadstool which are often brightly coloured with a distinctive waxy top. We have several different types here in the Formal Garden. They thrive in areas of grassland which have had very little cultivation and no … Continue reading

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A Riot of Colour and Scent

It’s that time of year again when the Rhododendrons and Azaleas are in full bloom. It’s not just our visitors (and us!) who enjoy their show but our little bee friends enjoy them too. Head to the Rock Garden to … Continue reading

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Competition Time

The gardeners are feeling competitive this week and we are already thinking about Halloween. I know, it’s quite a while away yet and you might say I shouldn’t be wishing the months away, but as many of you know one … Continue reading

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Gardeners Get Together

Every six months all of the gardeners from all the National Trust properties across the North East and Yorkshire region get together. This is an opportunity to meet up and discuss whats going on at the gardens we work in, whether … Continue reading

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