Tag Archives: Garden

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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Making Space

This week Dale decided it was time to remove one of our two Fascicularia bicolour plants which we have growing in the Tropical Fernery. As part of the ongoing improvements we make to the gardens every year, Dale has bought … Continue reading

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Planting Bulbs

It’s been a busy few weeks here in the garden. We have been busy planting thousands of tulip and daffodil bulbs which will make a fabulous colourful display when the spring comes. My tip for planting large quantities of bulbs … Continue reading

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Carpet Beds Are Go

Well, it’s that time of year again when the carpet beds are being planted up. During the winter months Karen works out two designs, one for each bed. This year the themes are “Roses Return to Cragside”, celebrating our new addition … Continue reading

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Spring is on its way

I spent several days last week working on what we call the Aster Border. This area leads from the Italian Terrace down some steps towards the parkland which surrounds the garden. The Aster Border runs down either side of these … Continue reading

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Who Said There Is Nothing To Do In The Garden During The winter?

It seems that for this time of year, our most popular question we get asked is “what do you do in the garden over the winter?” I think, perhaps, that it might be believed that gardeners have very little to … Continue reading

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Happy 2014 Everyone

It was lovely to have a few days off over Christmas and New Year, but, as always the time just goes far too quick. I have to admit that I did very little over the festive holiday, apart from spending time with … Continue reading

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