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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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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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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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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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Seasons Greetings

You may have seen over the past few days on various weather programs that we are looking at possibly having one of the warmest Christmas periods since the 1920s. As I write this it is 13 degrees C. Higher than … 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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