• Parnham House Entrance

    seventeenth July 2018Places to VisitStephanie Donaldson

    It’s all the time a deal with to go to the gardens of Parham Home close to Pulborough in West Sussex – if you end up within the space do go and see for your self.  The planting by Head Gardener, Tom Brown, and his workforce is inspiring, with completely different areas colour-themed, together with the well-known and just lately replanted Blue Borders.



    Element from the Blue Borders Ornamentals and greens intermingle

    mixed border, hebe

    Regardless of the searing warmth that had me wilting (the brilliant sunshine made images troublesome) and the dearth of rain the vegetation had been in high-quality fettle.

    In addition to the decorative borders and the high-quality vegetable backyard the place flowers and greens intermingle, Tom has been conducting a trial of annual climbers this 12 months.


    ‘Clear-eyed Orange’


    ‘Clear-eyed Yellow’

    A few of these have discovered the present rising situations troublesome, nevertheless it was noticeable that the Thunbergia (Black-eyed Susan) had been largely unaffected. I’ve seen them rising of their native habitat in South Africa climbing by way of bushes in dry scrubby areas, so they appear well-equipped for the present drought situations.  Of these being trialled, I notably preferred two clear-eyed (no black centre) varieties ‘Clear-Eyed Orange’ and ‘Clear-Eyed Yellow’ and elsewhere within the trials,  the large flowers of the morning glory ‘Flying Saucers’ signifies that shall be one I shall be looking for, despite the fact that I usually desire the purity of ‘Heavenly Blue’. I feel the 2 would look fantastic blended collectively. After a current go to to Mallorca, I’m additionally going to have a go at rising the perennial selection Ipomea indica, I’m certain it’s going to do nicely grown in a pot in my very heat backyard and I’ll lower it again and hold it within the conservatory over winter.

    Morning Glory ‘Flying Saucers’

    Ipomea indica

    Perennial morning glory Ipomea indica


    No go to to Parham is full with out spending time lingering within the glasshouse which is full of a beautiful array of decorative vegetation. I believe that this glasshouse has been the satisfaction and pleasure of lots of the head gardeners through the years and Tom is actually retaining it in magnificent model.



    The doorway to the glasshouse


    The view alongside the glasshouse


    purple heliotrope

    Planting element with purple salpiglossis , yellow cestrum and purple heliotrope

     Thunbergia alata

    Thunbergia alata cascading from a windowsill contained in the glasshouse


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