Garden Photos 2013


Chris Collyer

Chris Collyer

After a very cold and dry winter spring finally arrived a month late and many of the surviving plants were slow to get started.  The 15 metre long Spirea hedge in the West garden was diseased and so I removed it this spring and replaced it with young Hornbeam trees (Carpinus betulus).  A temporary hedge of sweet peas was planted behind the Hornbeams to provide a screen this year.

The young Yew hedging (Taxus x media ‘Densiformis’ and Taxus baccata ‘Repandens’) planted in autumn 2011 is also establishing well in the West garden and I hope that within another couple of years the West garden will be back to its best and the Box Blight will be long forgotten.

Here are some photos of the garden from 2013;


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  1. Fagertun November 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Så spennende å se en engelsk hage i Norge. Her var det mye inspirasjon å hente. Jeg liker hagefilosofien din:)

  2. Chris November 26, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    Takk skal du ha Gerd Ellen! Jeg har sett på bloggen din og synes hagen din er kjempefin. Med forskellige hagerom, vertikal struktur og romantisk planting har den mye til felles med min hage. Det skal bli spenende å se den modnes!
    Med vennlig hilsen,

  3. Daud Afzal September 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    Hi Chris, quick question regarding the Qualcast lawnmower, is it a panther 300s?

  4. Chris September 1, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    Hi! You’re absolutly right; Qualcast Panther 30cm. Great little mower and nice and light. My father has a beautiful but heavier Ransomes Ajax which is a better build but not as easy to lift….perhaps they’ll make a comeback?

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