Garden

That Pretty Libertine of the Hedges

I am not able to get to the garden at present, but my fellow gardeners have been sending me photos of the plants as they flower, and I have greatly welcomed these. A photo of one particular plant in flower, a dog-rose....

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Sir Squirrel Knutsford

As he curled round himself in his drey in the roof of a warm block of flats on Plymouth Grove, Squirrel Knutsford felt he lived a good life. Outside it was cold and snow still lay on the ground. But in his...

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Ferns in the study and in the garden

A group of our lovely volunteers has been cataloging all the books we have in William Gaskell's study and they have unearthed some gems! We have books from the library of Dorothy L Sayers, books signed by Charles Darwin's sister, we've found...

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Quiz – How Well Do You Know Elizabeth Gaskell’s House? Part 6

This six-part quiz will test your knowledge of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. We have five questions this week, as this is our final quiz. We hope you have enjoyed the quiz. The answers can all be found within our blogs and social media...

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Blue Skies

The house and garden continue to be closed to the public, though people walking past can at least see the garden. Happily two of the gardening team live close enough for some occasional gardening to form part of their lock-down exercise. So...

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