Country & Garden: Weekend Work - Nymphs in pink tights
Saturday 10 October 1998
Anyone lucky enough to own a walnut tree will find it unlikely that the outer coats will be shed before the nut hits the ground. You will therefore have to remove them by hand (a messy, finger-staining business) and leave the nuts somewhere airy under cover, to dry out before they are stored.
Once the leaves have fallen from deciduous ornamental shrubs and fruit brushes, you can take hardwood cuttings.
The growth of exuberant water and marginal plants has finally slowed down, so now is the right moment to cut them back.
NEWS FROM THE
THERE HAS been an upsurge of interest in recent years in the intricate formal gardens of earlier times, especially the knot garden and its grander successor, the parterre. Elaborate historical reconstructions have been carried out, at, for example, Hatfield House. Just published is a book on the subject, Knot Gardens and Parterres: a History of the Knot Garden and How to Make One Today, which should be required reading for anyone thinking of attempting such a thing in their own garden.
The book is published by Barn Elms at pounds 25
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 3 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 4 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
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Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget