Thursday, 4 September 2014

Kitchen Garden Notes – Flowers in The Walled Kitchen Garden, Clumber Park


ANNOUCEMENT: This week's Kitchen Garden Notes will not feature any fruit or vegetables.

Yes folks, it's true not a single snap of an apple, apricot or pear. No cabbages, courgettes or kale either. So how can I get away with calling it 'Kitchen Garden Notes'? These are all photographs I took the other the week in The Walled Kitchen Garden at Clumber Park. A walled kitchen garden was designed to provide fruit, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers for the main house of an estate. It's not surprising then that the herbaceous borders at Clumber are filled with dahlias, chrysanthemums, gladioli and Japanese anemones.

The original cut flower garden at Clumber was planted with a red, white and blue colour scheme. These being the crest colours of the owner the Duke of Newcastle. There is still an area with this planting scheme. However the main flower focus is now on the herbaceous borders and the geraniums in the glasshouse. The herbaceous border is in three sections. Flowers at the bottom are white and pastel colours, in the middle brighter with yellows and finally at the top hot reds.

From now on I'll let the flowers do the talking and I promise I've got some fruit and vegetables for you next week!






22 comments:

  1. What a burst of colour! Great photos! :)

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    1. I couldn't resist! It's just such a great time of year for dahlias.

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  2. I agree, what a gorgeous burst of colour-lovely!

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    1. I love the way they have done the planting with the colours getting bolder and brighter the further up you walk.

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  3. What an absolutely beautiful walled garden, so colourful and cheery!

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  4. I love the detail on the petals

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  5. sooooo beautiful and sooooo colorful!

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  6. The colours of those flowers are stunning x

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  7. Ah I love this! All those blooms lined up - Autumn may be lurking but Summer is still going strong!
    Now I am off to google fancy glasshouses... *flexes credit card*
    Thanks for joining in again! x

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  8. beautiful photos, such pretty, vibrant colours

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  9. OMG those flowers are gorgeous, and I love the way you have lined them up, scrolling down was brilliant seeing one after the other!
    (Just seen someone else liked that too!)

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  10. What a beautiful garden and the flowers are gorgeous.

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  11. Such beautiful photos - LOVE the bright and vibrant colours!

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  12. What a magnificent glasshouse, and some fab flower shots too.

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  13. The colors and the flowers! Just so amazing to look at and looking forward to those fruits and veggies =) #hdygg

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  14. Lovely flowers! I love the purple one with odd petals. Looks like a lovely day out

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  15. What some beautiful flowers - the colours are just wonderful <3 x

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  16. These flowers are beautiful and you take some amazing photos! x

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  17. Gorgeous photos - looks like a fab place to visit

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  18. Love all those flower pictures, especially the one with a bee - nice catch :-)

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  19. So many truly beautiful colours

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