Tag Archives: Gardens

#NationalTreeWeek 2022 – Day 1: A Star

26th November The annual celebration of trees and start of their planting season in the UK begins today, so I thought that I would share a photo of one of my favourite trees at Wimpole. It is a huge London … Continue reading

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Nothing but Daylilies!

Last Thursday a colleague told me about a local specialist nursery that holds a National Collection of daylilies (Hemerocallis). It is called Strictly Daylilies and is based in Histon, just north of Cambridge. How did I not know about them!!? … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The Exotic Garden at RHS Wisley

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Wordless Wednesday – A glimpse of Wimpole Hall in February

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Wordless Wednesday – The Garden of Evening Mists

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Wordless Wednesday – Sunrise over Wimpole’s South Avenue

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A weekend of proverbs … or the early bird catches the worm

Over the past few weeks my son and I have spent our spare moments sellotaping, glueing and papier-mache-ing bits of cardboard together to prepare our entry for the Haslingfield Scarecrow Festival. This year’s suggested theme was ‘Proverbs (biblical or otherwise)’ … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Daffodils: A visual antidote

Wimpole Hall is owned by the National Trust. In a statement about the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday 17 March 2020 the National Trust said that … Although Wimpole Hall, Farm, restaurant, visitor welcome, shops are now closed until further notice, … Continue reading

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Trapeze artists … and other high wire performers

In spite of all the named storms and gusty weather sweeping across the country, our bird feeders have been exceptionally busy throughout February. In fact there is a correlation: The nastier the weather the more likely we are to see … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Decked Halls and Stiff-legged Reindeer @WimpoleEstateNT

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