Thursday, 14 November 2013

Autumn Leaves

Looking north across the west lawn at Compton Verney, with nearby Beech tree leaves catching the autumn afternoon light. Farther away, the 18thC Cedar of Lebanon stands proud in the middle of the lawn. One of many beautiful late season views to be had at my place...
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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Croome Park Revisited!

A set of before-and-after photographs showing the rate of progress and achievement during restoration and rebirth of the National Trust's Croome Park, Worcestershire; an early and significant Eighteenth Century Lancelot 'Capability' Brown landscape.

The Grotto approach...
Grotto approach - structure fenced during archaeology/repair, initial planting in.

Friday, 8 November 2013

A November Larch

I just have to stand back and admire the colour of this young Larch tree as it turns a buttery golden yellow -early November 2013. Larix decidua
As young trees they give a fresh green look to spring gardens, and light up the autumn garden before the foliage falls. This example is approximately ten years old and growing away nicely in the Ice House Coppice at Compton Verney, it looks particularly good next to the darker foliage of the mature Yew trees that are sprinkled throughout the wood.  I hope it has a long, disease free future ahead of it! 


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Ruined Garden Building

Just a few images showing the sad remains of a classical garden building...To those 'in-the-know'; is it beyond restoration? I'm particularly interested in the carved markings - if anyone can throw light on their meaning..? A total of 8 images on this post.