Northumberland

Blue Gold

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The days ahead promise more warm dry weather, but we’ve enjoyed some much needed rain today. The last time we encountered ‘the wet stuff’ […]

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Wallington Hall, Cambo, Northumberland

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Northumberland is a wonderful, wild, unspoilt county in the north of England, once the frontier between rampaging Celts and civilised Romans. The region is […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Veratrum album

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One of my favourite sculptural plants, Veratrum album, is also a pretty nasty poison, with a long history of accidental and deliberate death. Alexander […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Lone Poppy

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Poppies are resourceful little plants, seeding themselves everywhere and living their short, glorious lives in the fast lane.   Putting little effort into producing […]

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Herterton House, Cambo, Northumberland

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To my great shame I have never visited Northumberland before, although I once pretend to for a school project on organic farming. Sorry Mrs […]

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Growing North

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In honour of Him Indoors’ birthday we’ve had a lovely long weekend in northern England. We managed to squeeze in five completely different gardens […]

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Daily Statue Candy: Neptune

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This is Neptune, standing proud above the entrance to the walled gardens at Wallington, Northumberland. He has many fine attributes, including his trident and […]

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