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The Hatrack 3/3

The Hatrack 3/3

21st January, 2011
The hatracking is finished. However there will be much more but less drastic work on this tree to bring it into full glory, it will be glorious, of that I am confident. For example, such was the state of this... [more]
 
The Hatrack 2/3

The Hatrack 2/3

21st January, 2011
We are about half way through. Elizabeth has helped by removing her skirt, the hollies that is. It is important to start at the bottom and work up. The tree had no shape before, it was a blob of green... [more]
 
The Hatrack 1/3

The Hatrack 1/3

21st January, 2011
"Prune when the knife is sharp" An old nursery adage I was told by Fred C Galle author of the holly growers bible, "Hollies, The genus Ilex'. The pruning of hollies is something singularly important and not for the faint hearted... [more]
 
Brice's Weeping

Brice's Weeping

19th January, 2011
I cannot even remember where I pinched the original plant material from, but I am so glad to have a few small grafts of this wonderful little conifer, a form of Mexican Cypress. Cupressus lusitanica 'Brice's Weeping' is one of my... [more]
 
Cottage Garden Plants 1.....PINKS (Dianthus)

Cottage Garden Plants 1.....PINKS (Dianthus)

13th January, 2011
There can be few finer cottage garden flowers than the garden pink. Todays image is of a species pink, as opposed to one of the relatively modern hybrids, but it is still a pink, beautifully clove scented, and of course... [more]
 
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