Topics….

The archive listings on the site are not very user friendly so here’s a list of the topics I’ve written about before with the dates of the post. Its divided up into seevral categories- just scroll down to find them: Individual Houses, Gardens and Landscapes; Gardeners and Garden Designers; Flowers, Plants & Trees; Animals in the Garden; Garden Technology & Buildings;  Garden Design; Gardens and Art/Literature; Garden History and conservation

Individual Houses, Gardens and Landscapes

The Sky Garden, June 2017

Nun Appleton, May 2017

Broughton Castle, April 2017

Lamport Hall in Sir Charles Isham, March 2017

Farringford,  in Come into the Garden Maud, Feb 2017

Stoke Edith, Feb 2017

Upton House, Warwickshire, Dec 2106

Westonbirt, Nov 2016

Blenheim, Nov 2016

Bodiam Castle, Oct 2016

Dangstein, July 2016

Tredegar, July 2016

Queen Square, Bloomsbury, June 2016

Wentworth Castle, two in June 2016, and another Jan 2017

Temple Newsam, April 2016

Melbourne Hall, April 2016

Hardwick Hall & Park, County Durham, March 2016

Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, Dec 2015

Tyntesfield, Somerset, Nov 2015

Marks Hall, Essex, Oct 2015

Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset, Oct 2015

Drayton Green, London [Mr Loudon & a second rate suburban villa], Sept 2015

Northumberlandia, August 2015

Killerton, Devon,  August 2015

Standen,  Sussex, June 2015

Eastbury, Dorset, May 2015

Knowsley, Merseyside, April 2105

Sandleford Priory, Berks:    Feb 2015

Osterley, London:     Jan 2015

Dyffryn, Glamorgan:     Dec 2014, Sept 2015

St Donat’s Castle, Glamorgan:     Nov 2014

Wrest Park, Beds:     Oct 2014

Pitzhanger, London:    Aug 2014

Chiswick House, London:     August 2014

Kensington Roof Gardens, London:     July 2014

Coombe Abbey, Warks:     July 2014

Parks and Gardens in Southend, Essex:   Feb 2014, March 2014, June 2014

Copped Hall, Essex :      two in Jan 2014

Croome Park, Worcs:     Jan 2014

Gardeners and Garden Designers

Thomas fairchild, two in June 2107

Clarence Elliott, Garden Writer & Alpine Specialist, March 2017

Sir Charles Isham, March 2017

Marion Cran, Feb 2017

John Abercrombie, Dec 2016

William Sawrey Gilpin, Nov 2016

Achille Duchene, Nov 2016

Lady Dorothy Neville, July 2016

Francis Masson, June & July 2016

Harry Higgott Thomas, May 2016

Capability Brown and Africa, May 2016

Gertrude Jekyll, April 2016

Robert Gauen, February 2016

Yokohama Nursery Company, Jan 2016

Robert Furber, Jan 2106

Queen Caroline, Jan 2016

William Stukely, Jan 2016

Henry Lyte, Oct 2015

Joseph Knight, Oct 2015

Henry Eckford [Sweet Peas and their king], Sept 2015

Louisa Lawrence, [Mr Loudon & a second rate suburban villa] Sept 2015

Harry Wheatcroft, July 2015

Edward Cooke, May 2015

Dean Hole,  [The canon & a Class Act] April 2015

Rochfords, [The start of a dynasty], March 2015

Elizabeth Montagu:     Feb 2015

Percy Thrower:     Feb 2015 & April 2015

Revd Henry D’Ombrain:    Nov 2014

Fred Streeter:     Sept 2014

Mr Middleton, the first TV gardener:     Aug 2014

Gardeners on Desert Island Discs:    Aug 2014

Sir John Soane:   Aug 2014, Sept 2014

Ralph Hancock [Kensington Roof Gardens]:   July 2014

John Claudius Loudon:   May 2104, June 2014

Humphry Repton:    2 in  April 2014

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Kiwi Fruit in Yangtao to Zespri, June 2017

Strawberries, two in May 2017

Lilac Time, April 2017

Hyacinths, March 2017

Shirley Hibberd on plants for Christmas Decorations, Dec 2016

Peas, Oct 2016

Carters Seeds,   Sept 2016 & Oct 2016

Sir Nathaniel Bacon’s kitchen garden paintings, Sept 2016

Welwitschia, Aug 2016

Francis Masson, June & July 2016

Canna, Feb 2016

Cucumbers, Feb 2016

Mistletoe, Dec 2015

Carrots, Dec 2015

Blackberries, Oct 2015

Pineapples, Oct 2015

Sweet Peas, Sept 2015

Orange Trees, June 2015

Geraniums [The Great Geranium Robbery] June 2015

Paulownia, May 2015

Leylandii [see under Least favourite trees]:     Jan 2015

Sequoiadendrons/Wellingtonias:     Dec 2014

Poinsettias [see under Festive Red] :     Dec 2014

Gladiolus:     Nov 2104

Cedars of Lebanon [see underTiglath Pileser] :     Oct 2014

Wisteria:    Aug 2014

Daffodils:     2 in March 2014

Snowdrops:     Jan 2014

Animals in the Garden

Fishing Temples, Aug 2016 & Sept 2016

Lady Dorothy’s Flying Orchestra, July 2016

Rabbits, March 2016

Bees, March 2015

Knowsley, March 2015

Osterley Menagerie:     Jan 2015

Dead Dogs:     Nov 2014

Royal Beasts:    Oct 2014, Nov 2014

Elephants & the royal menagerie:     July 2014

Coombe Abbey Menagerie:  July 2014

Mechanical Elephants:     July 2014

Chiswick Menagerie:     Aug 2014

Garden  Technology and Buildings

The Strange Case of Dr Ward, May 2017

Crompton & Fawkes [Grand Victorian conservatories] Jan 2017

William Halfpenny & Chinoiserie, Oct 2015

Robert Gauen, Oct 2016

Fishing Temples, Aug 2016 & Sept 2016

Artificial Stone after Eleanor Coade, Aug 2016

Queen Caroline & Merlin’s Cave, Jan 2016

Queen Caroline & her Hermitage, Jan 2016

Artificial Stone 2: Eleanor Coade, March 2016, and August 2016

Treillage, April 2016

Snaths, nibs, chines & very sharp dengles…, Nov 2015

Artificial Stone 1: the projector, the architect, the thief and the formula, Nov 2015

Fertilisers & Manure, [Guano, Night Soil & Artificial] 2 in July 2015, 1 in August 2015

Stumperies, May 2105

Wheelbarrows:  Feb 2015

The humble spade:     Oct 2014

Garden Tools and Equipment:     Sept 2014

Greenhouses:     May 2014

Garden Design

Garden Gnomes in Sir Charles Isham, Feb 2017

Treillage, April 2016

Queen Caroline & Merlin’s Cave, Jan 2016

Queen Caroline & her Hermitage, Jan 2016

Artificial Stone 1: the projector, the architect, the thief and the formula, Nov 2015

Mounts and Mounds,  2 in Sept 2015

Stumperies, May 2015

War Memorial Gardens  and Parks:     Jan 2015

Tudor Heraldic Beasts:     Oct 2014, Nov 2014

Cemeteries:    2 in June 2014

Gardens and Art/Literature

Saints, Sinners, Sex and Strawberries, May 2017

Nun Appleton, May 2107

Adrian Berg, April 2017

Kip & Knyff, 2 in April 2017

A Conversation with Arthur Devis, March 2017

Come into the Garden Maud, Feb 2017

The Hanging Gardens of Stoke Edith, Feb 2017

Thomas Bewick’s Gardens and Gardeners, Feb 2017

Avoiding Sex with Mrs Moriarty [Victorian floral painter], Jan 2017

Walter Crane & his Floral Fantasy, Jan 2017

Sir Nathaniel Bacon’s kitchen garden paintings, Sept 2016

Henry Essenhigh Corke, May 2016

Charles Essenhigh Corke, April 2016

Robert Thornton & the Temple of Flora, February 2016

Yokohama Nursery Company, Jan 2016

Robert Furber, Jan 2106

Augusta Withers, (The faithful pencil of Mrs Withers), Nov 2015

Mrs CW Earle [Aunt T and her Pot Pourri] August 2015

Beverley Nicholas [Down the Garden Path], April 2015

George Elgood, [Enchantment of the Highest Order], April 2105

Ivor Abrahams, March 2015

Chaucer & Roman de la Rose [see Romance]:     Feb 2015

Thomas Hill & Early gardening books:     Jan 2015

Beatrice Parsons:    Nov 2014

Wedgwood Pottery & Gardens:    Sept 2014

General History and Conservation 

John Baptist Jackson & Gardens in Wallpaper, Nov 2016

Rev Peter Ditchfield, Sept 2016

Beer & Skittles, July 2016

What is an English Garden?, July 2016

150 years ago this week [Gardeners’ Chronicle 1866], May 2016

Wiillaim Stukely & the Druids, Jan 2016

Thats the wonder of Woolies, August 2015

The Great Geranium Robbery, 2 in June 2015

A Little Chaos, May 2015

Stumperies, May 2015

Cemeteries: 2 in June 2014

Ruins, and changing attitudes to  conservation/romance:  3 in Feb 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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