Spring has Sprung

I write this on the first official day of ‘Spring’ or the ‘Spring equinox’; 20th March – a celebration for many of new life, of rebirth and of renewal.   Scientifically this is the time of the year that our beautiful Earth tilts towards the ever-present sun and we get longer, warmer days as more […]

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Silence is golden at Thorp Perrow

  Thorp Perrow Arboretum near Bedale is to become the first ‘Northern’ garden to participate in a new project which aims to create a quiet space for visitors to enjoy a moment of peace, away from phones and the distractions of modern life. Silent Space is a project initiated and run by Oxfordshire based garden […]

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Daffodils

‘I wandered lonely as a cloud…..’ The first line of one of the English languages most famous poems published in 1807 by the wonderful William Wordsworth was about Daffodils. Fast forward into modern times and we are still as in love with the same beautiful yellow Spring flowering plant as Wordsworth was all those years […]

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Spring has Sprung at Thorp Perrow

The signs of Spring are beginning to show themselves all around the Arboretum. Snowdrops are often the first brave plant to poke their heads above ground, their appearance heralding Spring and warmer weather. Following the Snowdrops’ brave venture come ever increasing carpets of colour as Daffodil and Bluebell bulbs burst into action, and clouds of […]

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Snowdrops

Many of us are starting to spot that beautifully understated little flower that so delicately drips from its stem bringing us that welcome nod on these long, dull, and damp Winter days. I like to think of Galanthus or Snowdrops as a lovely early reminder that Spring isn’t that far away; that it won’t be […]

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