Towering cordylines, groves of tree ferns, hydrangeas weighed down by pink and blue flowers, spires of echiums… these are the plants that many of us associate with Cornwall. England’s most south-westerly county is bathed by the beneficent Gulf Stream, so gardens are rarely troubled by hard frosts, enabling a far wider range of tender and borderline hardy plants to be grown.
The result is gardens with an air of the exotic, such as subtropical Trebah near Falmouth, Trewidden, near Penzance, where tree ferns spring from the old workings of a tin mine, and the well-known Lost Gardens of Heligan. Fans of the exotic will almost certainly want to head to the nearby Eden Project, where enormous biomes cover an old china clay quarry and are packed with plants from around the world. In contrast, there are formal gardens, too, like the National Trust’s Lanhydrock, a magnificent, late Victorian country house with extensive woodland and parterres packed with bedding.
Cornwall’s many woodland gardens are arguably at their best in spring. The climate and terroir here suit magnolias and camellias to a tee – there are 500 magnolias alone at Caerhays Castle, near St Austell, and camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons at Trewithen, near Truro. There are many champion specimens at Trewidden and Trebah, too.
Alternatively, wait at Marazion for low tide so you can cross the causeway to historic St Michael’s Mount, a rocky island topped with a picturesque castle and subtropical gardens, parts of which have to be tended by abseiling gardeners but, happily, can be enjoyed by visitors with feet firmly on the ground.
Bosvigo House is an excellent garden to visit from spring to late autumn, with splashes of colour from red salvias in the Hot Garden,
The website diygarden.cc is an aggregator of news from open sources. The source is indicated at the beginning and at the end of the announcement. You can send a complaint on the news if you find it unreliable.
There are many mint varieties famous for their refreshing taste. These different Types of Mint offer a diverse range of flavors and scents, making them a fascinating subject of exploration. In this article, you will delve into the captivating world of many forms of this amazing herb.
Multiseason Garden Bed with Hesse Cotoneaster Get fall garden interest that lasts into winter with this easy-care plant combination featuring a Hesse cotoneaster shrub. Fall into winter with multiseason plants
Today we’re visiting with Rachel, a gardener and artist living in Elgin, Illinois (Zone 5b). She moved in 2022 to 1.5 acres and is in the process of designing and planting a fabulous front garden. She’s also diving into forest restoration for the back half-acre—making it beautiful for wildlife and her kiddos.
A few weeks ago, frequent GPOD contributor Cherry Ong took us along on her visit to Bellevue Botanical Garden in Bellevue, Washington (GPOD on the Road: Bellevue Botanical Garden) but she sent too many photos to share that day, so we’re going back today to see some more of the beautiful images of this inspiring public garden.
Several times a year a visitor to our garden is shocked to find a rogue steak knife pierced downward in one of the beds, as if it were an escapee from our kitchen knife block. I’m always quick to tell them that it’s indeed where I meant to place it, and that I haven’t found any tool as great as a serrated knife when it comes to removing grass or root systems. It’s perfect for edging small areas or pulling up entire sheets of grass; all I have to do is start on one side and pull up as I carefully saw back and forth. It can be a cheap purchase from a thrift store—or in my case, the way I finally convinced my husband that we needed a new set of kitchen knives.
Moss campion plant (Silene acaulis) is a rock garden plant native to the Arctic tundra and high mountains of Europe and North America. In the U.S., it is confined to the Western mountains and New England, particularly Maine and New Hampshire. Its mat-forming, evergreen foliage is found tucked away in elevations too high for trees to grow, with harsh winters and short summers. While it cannot survive in the shade, it prefers moist soil.
Discover a gardening haven at diygarden.cc. Get inspired with our expert tips, DIY projects, and innovative ideas to create a beautiful and thriving garden. From plant care to landscape design, our articles, guides, and videos have you covered. Join our community of passionate gardeners and share your success stories. Find tranquility and harmony with nature as you nurture your garden. Let us be your guide on this rewarding journey.
Owner: SNOWLAND s.r.o.
Registration certificate 06691200
16200, Na okraji 381/41, Veleslavín, 162 00 Praha 6