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Down the Garden Path. part2


In the hedge are a Pyracantha with lovely orange berries,dspite the cutting back. It has some awesome thorns. There is a rampant ROSE. possibly RAMBLING RECTOR. A suitable name for one growing in a village whose Rector in the past was believed to work with the Smugglers, bringing in Brandy from a nearbye spot called Brandy Bottom. We also had the honour of the Author and Reformer Charles Kingsley as our Rector. The Churchyard has another of the GIANT REDWOODS (Sequoiadendron gigantea), The one I have is the COAST REDWOOD (Sequoia sempervirens). I think have a photo somewhere.
There are other parts of the hedge solid with HOLLY both male and female. So we are always sure of Christmas berries, Blackbirds permitting..
A PHILADELPHUSATLAS ’ is reaching high near the Garage, A descendant iof the first hardwood cutting I took as a Schoolboy. It is beautifully scented and as the name implies of magnificent proportions.
An ELDERBERRY (Sambucus niger) is probably the tallest tree in the hedge . We used to make both Elderflower and Elderberry Wine, but without my Eila it isn’t much fun.
Last but not least a shrubby HONEYSUCKLE (Lonicera Hacks Red) Nice red flowers but no noticeable scent..
Will tell of the other side in a later blog.

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Thanks for the next episode - lovely selection of shrubs and trees. What colour leaves does the Sambucus have?

16 Sep, 2008


Thanks Spritzhenry for watching these blogs The Sambucus is just the wild species. No fancy stuff in this hedge. I'm coming down the other side in next Blog, more interesting items there.

16 Sep, 2008


You have a nice lot of shrubs. Are you going to tell us what's in the rockery ? It looks interesting aswell.

16 Sep, 2008


Thanks for another look round Poaannua , I love the name Brandy Bottom ,I can imagine all sorts going on there ,
Cut throat swords ,Pirates etc , lovely stuff !!

16 Sep, 2008


Yes there are rumours of a Highwayman operating in the area.. at much the same time.

16 Sep, 2008


Thanks for more fascinating history. I guess with all those trees you get a lot of birds nesting?

16 Sep, 2008


So interesting. You have so many trees and shrubs packed into thet hedge.

16 Sep, 2008

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