The clattering of rubies…

Rosa sericea pteracantha/Rosa omeiensis pteracantha Rather an odd heading but then the thorns of this rose are spectacular, glowing like rubies against morning and evening sun - and the clattering - if you are near one of these bushes on a windy winter day, it makes quite a din. Big percussion thorns these. Of the…

Parcevall Hall Gardens, Yorkshire Dales

Just pictures, for now, of this fascinating Arts and Crafts Garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Such a magical place and combining the best of all worlds - a cultivated garden amid so much wild beauty.

Scampston Walled Garden

The Plantsman's Walk, Or a little less than one quarter of it, leading into the Walled Gardens at Scampston in North Yorkshire. An avenue of limes with a border mainly of spring-flowering plants, including Paeonie rockii and Edgworthia chrystantha (two of my favourite plants, featured earlier in these entries), underplanted with many bulbs, and autumn…