David Austin at Albrighton – some roses I pruned earlier! (A March Showcase)

Roses all the way this week – just to bring a few pieces to the fore – to coincide with my rose masterclass at Petersham Nurseries …

The Teddington Gardener

306497_363081633730789_55287021_nA tour around the show gardens at David Austin in Albrighton one bright late March day

These photographs were taken in the March at a Design Course run by David Austin, following the course in October that I’ve just written about. The bare bones of the gardens are laid bare and the winter pruning has been completed.

It will be interesting to look through both October and March galleries to see where the biggest changes have been wrought. Compare and Contrast!

485664_363081657064120_1365030459_n529036_363081813730771_870747712_nThis is the circular garden, The Victorian Garden, with the box-edged planting beds – and peacocks – with warm brick wall covered in climbers.

527108_363081780397441_1018271553_n550070_363081690397450_470576207_n306278_363081740397445_1074001468_nThe pergolas and walkways are still supports for all manner of climbers and the more flexible ramblers. These have been twined around the supports (as much as some of the stiffer varieties can be – the ramblers take to this treatment much more readily). As…

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