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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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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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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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A New Experience

As a trainee gardener through the Historic and Botanic Garden Bursary Scheme, it is encouraged that we improve current skills and learn new ones too. So last year, when writing up a training plan for my twelve month placement, I … Continue reading

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