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The fireplace was a red-brick monstrosity, which Sarah transformed with a pot of Clunch b...


Gruffalo Woods


Hydrangea paniculata Little Lime ('Jane') (PBR) - It may be half the size of its sibling 'Limelight', but this fab new hydrangea still packs pretty good punch. It has strong stems that support the weight of the conical, lime green flowers, which fade to cream and then pink as the season progresses. Grate where space is limited, but you want a hard-working and colourful plant, it can also be grown in large pots if kept well watered.


Rosa Iceberg ('Korbin') - Justifiably popular, ‘Iceberg’ goes on flowering right through the summer. Clusters of pink buds open to double, slightly fragrant white flowers, 7cm across. It is disease-resistant and easy to grow. There is also a climbing variety. All our roses are grown in an open field and then dug up when the weather conditions are right in October or November.

from Pulchra Doctrina

Away with the fairies…

I had the flower fairy of the trees book when I was growing up and carried it around so much, I can no longer find it.


Astrantia - we have these in white with the palest mauve edging the petals...lovely


South Downs National Park near Telscombe, East Sussex, England


Parham House, Pulborough, West Sussex. It has always been a well-loved family home & only three families have lived here since its foundation stone was laid in 1577 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The Hon. Clive Pearson bought the House & Estate in 1922. He & his wife Alicia found the House & Garden in sad repair & together they revived & restored both with great sensitivity & care. Their work was continued by Veronica Tritton, who inherited Parham, living here until her death in…


Geranium (Cranesbill) Geraniums were once considered the "must have" plant for English gardens and with over 400 species it wasn't long before cultivars developed popularity with gardeners world wide. Buyers beware however as perennial geraniums are not related to annual geraniums which are actually in the genus Pelargonium. A true geranium is a cold hardy perennial that will prove to be long-lived and add years of beauty and graceful charm to any garden.