The idea was to improve the impact visitors are greeted with upon arriving at Myddelton House Gardens. This area from September through to the end of March offers a wonderful display of autumn crocus colchicums, early flowering daffodils and spring crocus, before being allowed to grow on before being cut back and maintained as a mown area.
|Bryan & Nereida planting, the hard gravely ground has brought Bryan to his knees!|
|The new plantings were well watered, feed with a granular feed and mulched|
I hope the spectacular panicles on the hydrangea will greatly improve the feeling of arrival when you enter the garden. The Royal Horticultural Society Hydrangea paniculata bulletin is a great source of information on selecting and cultivation of this most beautiful of shrubs.
Rhododendron luteum has to be my favourite early flowering Rhododendron offering such a splash of colour in spring and again with its autumnal tints.