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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