The Teddington Gardener

Blue Skies and Roses at Petersham Nurseries – and Petersham Open Gardens is today ….

A few random photos (and randomly shuffled I think too) from Petersham Nurseries and from Petersham House Gardens yesterday, under rich blue skies punctuated by the prettiest of white clouds. Clouds of perfume too, especially from the rambler rose Paul’s Himalayan Musk clothing the big holly tree in the House Gardens, and Blush Noisette in the borders originally laid out by Mary Keen.

The single rambler (and last image) which dances next to PHM is unknown – I thought perhaps Francis E Lester, but it is a touch too rosy and I don’t remember an especially good crop of rose hips.

This is where these big ramblers make the finest show, when they are given free reign to clamber through big trees like this, with incredible trails of flower and foliage – and on walls, beautifully trained like espaliers, fanned to promote absolutely the most floriferous display.

The House Gardens are not open today but the Nurseries are of course and the Cutting Garden and specimen roses across the site are spectacular. Plus Petersham Open Gardens is going ahead with 10 private gardens opening, an event that happens every two years, so today is the day. Look online for details or follow the link – I might see you there.

https://www.petershamopengardens.org/

http://www.petershamnurseries.com

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