Tag Archives: Walnuts

Wordless Wednesday – Walnut flowers

Wimpole Estate looks after a National Juglans Collection and they are in flower during May. Advertisements

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Six on Saturday … don’t amount to a (small) hill of beans

06-10-2018 Lovely, it’s raining hard. I’m grateful, I really am, but I can’t help wishing it would do it at night … when I am not walking the dog or wanting to dig up some ground elder. Easier to justify … Continue reading

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A walnut collection and hard graft

I know that I’ve mentioned before that the National Trust at Wimpole Estate looks after a National Collection of Juglans. One of the reasons that Plant Heritage encourages the creation of national collections is to future-proof the incredible stock of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A still life full of quince

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Wordless Wednesday – A Red Walnut

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Getting to the heart (of the Heartnut)

Today I was following up on an enquiry about some of the old varieties of walnuts growing at Wimpole*, when I accidently discovered that the heartnuts (Juglans ailanthifolia var. cordiformis) growing in the courtyard are falling to the ground. I … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The Manchurian Candidate

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