Pinus wallichiana

I have never been a huge fan of conifers, usually the word conjures up the image of leylandii. However since David started collecting them in his Arboretum he has opened my eyes to some beautiful, graceful, elegant worthwhile conifers. Here is one that resides in my garden Pinus wallichiana, turning that fantastic silver/blue winter colour.

Caterpillars in November

Whilst out in the vegetable garden last week Simon our invaluable gardener, noticed that there where caterpillars nibbling on the cabbages. Normally he said they have gone by September, but with the unusually mild weather and the fact we have only had one frost so far, they have kept on going. They didn’t seem to be on the very purple cabbages that we have out there, or perhaps they saw me coming!

Abbeywood Gardens Cheshire

Welcome to our new Abbeywood gardens blog.

You will often find me here posting pictures and updates on all things new at Abbeywood Gardens Cheshire. The Autumn colour this year has been fantastic, particulary the berries on the hollies around the estate. We have also had bumper harvests of acorns, cobnuts and sweet chestnuts. We have yet to have a proper frost yet, so the colour in the gardens has lasted for far longer than the past couple of years.