Tag Archives: National Trust

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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Ballerina Waxcap

Last year you might have read my blog about the different types of Waxcap fungi we have here in the Formal Garden. Wonderful Waxcaps The only one I didn’t have a picture of was the Ballerina Waxcap. I was really … 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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Spring Babies

We’ve been busy this last few days pricking out just over 6000 spring bedding plants in preparation for next spring. There are a mix of pansy, viola, polyanthus and wallflowers which will make a fabulous colourful spring display enhanced with 8500 tulips and daffodils. All of … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

Last week a call came over the radio to let us know that a delivery of plants had arrived and much to my great excitement I realised it was our tree ferns (Dicksonia antarctica). We used to have some tree ferns in … Continue reading

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Plant of the Moment

Every day we get asked ‘Can you tell me the name of this plant please?’ Of course we are more than happy to help, but there are certain plants in the garden which really seem to stand out. Im hoping … Continue reading

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Still Stunning

  It never fails to amaze me quite how spectacular and far reaching the Azaleas and Rhododendrons are at Cragside. With so many varieties, colours and scents there’s something to see around almost every corner. Even on a damp Monday morning they … Continue reading

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