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October 2020

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Another warm, sunny day here at Bressingham today. The wind shaken off most of the Hungarian Oak leaves, which are so beautiful that Adrian Bloom decided to leave most on the path for everyone to enjoy, both to look at and to walk on. We only really cleared the Ophiopogon river in the Winter garden from the oak leaves and still felt it was a shame to compost them ... so they went into a leaf wreath 😊🙃😌 free, sustainable beauty! erica_vaccari #seasonalbeauty #autumnvibes #volunteering #gardenvolunteer #outdoors #gardenlife #slowlife #gardentravel #gardentour #horticulture #horticulturetherapy ... See MoreSee Less

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We had a wonderful sunny afternoon yesterday. Whilst weeding, deadheading and cutting back some of the grasses and Crocosmias I took a few pictures hoping to share with you some of the highlights in the garden just now. I was amazed at the intensity and variety of foliage colour in the Winter garden and at Foggy Bottom.
I had been at Bressingham in The Summer and in Winter, but Autumn is definitely the best season.
The clever and knowledgeable use of conifers and deciduous trees and shrubs has created layers of colour and texture which keep changing over the seasons playing with time and light.
Cutting back some of the grasses and perennials I kept thinking what a waste to be getting rid of such amazing material - I wonder if there is a way of reusing them, maybe in floristry? Wouldn’t it be amazing to make a basket of miscanthus leaves full of various seed pods and dry flowers ... time is the great enemy ...
What do you do with your attractive garden pruning?
Any ideas and tips?
Anyway, back to colour, I found it hilarious (and extremely fascinating) to find the same colour scheme in the garden and on my Sunday roast plate cooked by the Blooms with their own garden produce. It must be love!
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Luck is in the eye of the beholder, goes the old saying.
And I feel that 2020 has brought much good, to those who were able to see it.

In July this year I decided to come over from Italy to volunteer for a month at Bressingham gardens, a wish and dream I had had for many years, but due to my job, I was never able to bring to life.
Having had to stop my work due to the pandemic, I was finally able to make the dream come true.

I loved it so much, that I decided to come back for more in the Autumn... just before the pandemic got worse.
From today, and for a few weeks I will be sharing the magic Bressingham spells on me daily.

I'd love to hear of your own experiences and magic garden moments.

Happy Autumn

Erica Vaccari

Photo 1-3 Adrian’s Wood and the Gap are two areas of Bressingham gardens often overlooked, as they sit between the two main gardens- the Dell and Foggy Bottom. Right now these areas really show off their best colors and it is a delight to be able to soak it all up.
Photo 4 is a small detail in a far corner of Foggy Bottom where an acer has shed part of its leaves creating a beautiful pink carpet.
Picture 5 is an astonishing late flowering Kniphophia called Happy Halloween 🎃 as it both flowers around that time of the year and features a lovely lit up pumpkin colour.
Picture 6 is of a detail of a beautiful Kniphophia with Crysanthemums and Miscanthus in the Dell Garden.
Picture 7 is me climbing on the truck to make room for more pruned material. Considering the restrictions the gardens have had to go through since March, it is amazing that it is in such immaculate conditions: it takes amazing planting and great team work to keep up such beauty Under these very difficult circumstances. I truly am honoured to be here and give whatever small contribution I can. 😊
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