Charles Whynne-Hammond, in his book 'Northamptonshire Place Names', written in 1994, remarks: 'The area has long been famous for...the botanical wealth of the local gardens'.Yesterday Chris and I, together with friends, went for a look around the gardens, and this 'botanical wealth' was still evident from the very first one we visited.
To my mind Fritillaria persica is a superb plant but my attempts to grow it have ended in failure. Seeing it flourishing in a lovely garden in Spring Lane has fired me with enthusiasm and I'll give it another go, perhaps growing them from bulbs in a pot, where conditions can be controlled.
Fritillaria persica was here growing in an urn. Flore.
9 April, 2017
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