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Enjoying the Sunshine, a photo by KirscheTortschen on Flickr.

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 1st 2013

The historic grounds at Compton Verney are registered as a Grade II* listed parkland. Most of what you see in the grounds is the result of a long-term project to restore many of the features which Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716 – 1783) created after 1768. Brown was commissioned by John Verney, 14th Baron Willoughby de [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 21st 2013

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 6th 2013

In my post showing photos of the Italian Garden at Arley Arboretum I was asked what the trees lining the wall were and at the time I didn’t know. I have now found out that they are Silver Lime trees (Tilia tomentosa) and the interlocking of the branches is pleaching which is a term [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 10th 2012

The entrance leaflet to the garden states that it is one of the oldest Arboreta in Britain and gives a brief background detail of the delights that are in store:

The Arboretum was originally planned by Earl Mountnorris around 1800, and it is thanks to his botanical knowledge, discoveries , and foresight, that the Arboretum is [...]

17 Comments CherryPie on Nov 7th 2012

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 17th 2012

Today it was suggested that I might like to go on a trip to pick up some balsa wood strips (don’t ask) and incorporate a visit to Erddig.
A few minutes after we set off, we encountered brilliant sunshine and torrential rain at the same time. There was a lake of water on the road [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 4th 2012

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