Saturday Morning in Derbyshire:
Although the daffodils were just starting to go over the garden still looked lovely, Erythronium Pagoda does very well here as do leucojum and wood anemone also helibore and dicentra. Tulips and hyacinth were planted in pots on the terrace. Cages were in place to house soft fruit and vegetables that need to be protected from pigeon, pheasant and rabbit damage. damson and plum trees were in flower, there are also pear and apple trees.
Excerpt from newsletter article by Jane Norris
Photos by Paul Norris
Saturday afternoon and our visit was to a lovely garden that had once been part of a farm. On the land there had been an open coal mine which had been closed when her father was alive, but the Coal Board asked if they could open it again and they agreed. When they were taking the coal they built a 15 foot high bank of soil about 25 feet away from the house but they were very happy because it kept the East wind from the house, usually the wind comes straight from Lincoln so it helped with the garden. When they had finished getting the coal they made a large lake and planted a wood for the owners who were very happy with this. They have tried to plant wild primroses and wild flowers along the meadow but it just didn’t work but Mother Nature lent a hand and has planted primroses and they are growing with speed, they think that the ants are moving the seeds around.
Excerpt from the article written by Pat Haddock for the group magazine
Photos by Colin White & Pat Orme
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