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About our garden

Category: The Crocosmia Gardens | Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:26 am

Well where do I start.... I guess the best things is to tell you a little about where we are.
We are in Caistor, a small town on the side of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Below is a link to tell you a little more about the Wolds and some more about various villages in the area.

http://www.lincswolds.org.uk/

I have lived in my house for the past 20 years. It is only a small terraced cottage, but the garden is now so beautiful. We have done a lot of work in the garden this year... we dug up a lot of the lawn to make the borders a lot wider. The lawn now is a path that is a couple feet wide and meanders through the borders. We planted some 250 plants in the newly dug borders. This is a photo after I had taken the lawn back to a path...



This photo was taken just after we had planted those 250 plants in there....



As many people know I have the NCCPG National Collection of Crocosmia which I have had since Feb. 2007. That was one of the most exciting days in my life when I found out that I had been granted status.
For those who don't know about the NCCPG here is a link for more information.

http://www.nccpg.com/

We have around 280+ varieties of Crocosmia which has taken around 10 years to collect. I will be adding photos and information in another section of my blog.
As part of being in the NCCPG as a collection holder, we have to have an open day every year. This year we opened on the 24th August. We had an amazing response to it (some 100 people or so). I will add a photo later. Here is the photo...



This year we have also been accepted into the National Garden Scheme (NGS) and we will be appearing in the Yellow book next year. That should be quite an exciting time.

http://www.ngs.org.uk/gen/default.aspx?

Right now is the time for getting all the Crocosmia ready for the winter. So we are going to be pretty busy for the next two or three months. Again, I will add some photos showing what we do with the plants as we get them ready for winter.



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Comments

 

Droopy wrote on Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:53 am:


What a huge responsibility, to care for all those Crocosmia! Your garden is impressive even though it's small, and you deserve standing ovation for what you have managed to do Crocosmia-wise in only ten years! Thank you for letting me visit, I'm looking forward to peeping around a bit more. :D




 

Frank wrote on Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:29 pm:


Very impressive Mr. C, congratulations! I'm sure there will be many who are interested to learn more about your favourite genus :)

// frank




 

Mr_Crocosmia wrote on Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:35 pm:


Frank

We will have the most up to date and extensive crocosmia databases on the web!!!
When we have finished entering all the info that is....


Mark




 

glendann wrote on Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:38 pm:


Very impressive garden and yard.You have your work cut out for you just caring for all of them.That amazes me.




 

Frank wrote on Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:11 pm:


>>> When we have finished entering all the info that is.... <<<

Lol yeah :) It's easy once one gets into the flow however.




 

SongofJoy57 wrote on Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:41 am:


Love your flower garden . . . OMG! What a big responsibility.




 

Mr_Crocosmia wrote on Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:28 pm:


Frank

How come some photos will load, yet others won't....???

Thank you all for the lovely comments...

Mark





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