Sunday 7 October 2012

Autumn Plant Fair at Scampston Hall

Sarracenia hybrids offered by Wack's Wicked Plants

It was nice to see Helleborussahinii on sale from Primrose Bank Nursery

A light frost and early mist turned into a lovely bright but crisp autumnal day, mostly spent doing more digging and getting bulbs in, but this morning I went to the Scampston Hall Autumn Plant Fair. being so close (less than five miles) it's easy to pop over there. The sale was a bit sparse, but there were some nice things on offer and I acquired some autumn gentians in the hope that I'll be able to grow them here. Afterwards I took a quick turn round the Scampston walled garden, where the plantings are taking on lovely autumn colours.

The drifts of Molinia 'Poul Petersen' at Scampston Hall are now beautifully tinted.

Eupatorium and Panicum

Late artichoke flowers.

Red Admiral on Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Marina Wolkonsky'

Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique'


  1. Poetic writing and beautiful images. It was a pleasure to stumble upon this blog today. J.

  2. The Sarracenia really glow with the light shining through them like that, giving them an other worldly look. It suits their unusual structure.

  3. Wow!!this are very fantastic flowers.. I love this kinds of plants...


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