Eucalyptus trees are a notable feature of Morrab Gardens, and provide inspiration here for Julia Grigg's Morrab Miscellany
Cornwall Plants is an online garden nursery selling plants, bulbs, seeds and accessories which they post direct to the buyer. Becky Mole is the driving force behind the business, and here she describes how she built it from scratch over the past 15 years to the point where she now sell direct from her website www.cornwallplants.com as well as online shops and - when able to - at physical shows and fairs.
In Julia's Morrab Miscellany through the alphabet we arrive at D, where we learn about DH Lawrence and the time he and his wife Frieda spent in West Cornwall, and how Charles Darwin's beloved dogs helped him develop his influential ideas.
Mark Charlton, grower at Little Cliff Kitchen Garden, Trenow Fields, finds the palm trees in Morrab Gardens stirred memories of childhood holidays.
Julia contemplates city gardens, the quiet green places that are so calming and a haven for those of us who live with limited outside space. From the ideas of an early eighteenth century visionary to an escape from the stress of the modern day, Julia shows how gardens can enhance well-being.
Martin Pallett writes of how he and his wife turned their passion for growing unusual plants into Bleujyowa – Curious Plants. They propagate a range of interesting and unusual plants - many of which are tender – from seeds and cuttings, and raise them in their garden in Carlyon Bay.
Continuing her stroll through the alphabet, Julia Grigg reaches B and finds exotic trees and shrubs, an inspirational aunt and a music-loving ship owner and coal merchant
Julia Grigg muses on how plants from around the world have acclimatised to thrive in Cornwall in the first of her Morrab Miscellany blog posts
NEW FOR 2021! This year the website will be hosting a fortnightly blog. JULIA GRIGG'S MORRAB MISCELLANY will showcase writing on all things gardening. It will go through the year from A-Z. 'Come take a stroll with me through the alphabet,' invites Julia. Start with the 1st January entry to see what she's gathered together under the letter A.
As we reach the end of October with autumn storms raging, it’s good to remember the Gardens hold attractions all year round. And when the weather lets up, we’ll be sure to get out there again! That’s just what Alison … Read more