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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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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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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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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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Its Nearly Time

Its just about that time of year when our azaleas and rhododendron wow us with their spectacular display of blooms and amazing scent. Our Rock Gardener, Neil took this picture earlier in the week showing the azaleas in front of … Continue reading

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Snowdrops not Snowflakes

I’m sitting in the garden office on a blustery morning and the weather can only be described as miserable, at best. We’ve had a right mix of weather so far this year. Storm Gertrude has just blustered its way across much of the UK … Continue reading

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Our View from the Office Window

Winter has finally arrived at Cragside. This is the view out of our office window looking out over the pond towards the woodland beyond. Its stunning on a day like today. As you may have guessed we are a little … Continue reading

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