small leafed privet
- From: Janet Tweedy <jan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 10:22:48 +0100
Stoke Poges Memorial gardens are looking for small leafed privet plants. They don't want trained balls or topiary - it's to replace old low hedging round a set of small private gardens (about 10 foot square in their memorial gardens.
The head gardener says he can't find any suppliers.
Went there yesterday as they opened for the NGS, some very interesting trees but such a shame that lots of the tiny private gardens (you can buy trees, plots or gardens or scatter ashes) are sadly over grown. As it's a Grade 1 listed garden designed by capability Brown then Repton then Edward White they have to keep it as in the 1930's so trying to get plants that are not too modern.
Worth a visit as some trees are wonderful and quite rare, a superb variegated Liriodendron and magnificent Japanese maples (purple ones even!) on the large rockery.
You could see over the lake to the mansion and the Golf Club where 1 man was busy photographing his car presumably with a good background to sell said car and lifestyle :)
It was designed to keep the next door St Giles Church in a good setting as Thomas Gray wrote his poem ‘Elegy in a Country Church’
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