Garden

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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North and South and the Fern Bed

The garden gates remain locked, as they will be for some weeks yet, I suspect. But it does give time to explore another way in which North and South has influenced the planting in the garden. Last week I identified roses as...

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North and South in the Garden

The garden gates at Elizabeth Gaskell House are closed at the moment and the garden volunteers are unable to weed, plant, prune or mow. The plants carry on flowering, however. A volunteer whose daily permitted exercise makes possible the taking of photos of...

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Squirrel Knutsford and the Winter Bedding

Squirrel Knutsford felt he lived a good life. He had a drey in the roof of a warm block of flats on Plymouth Grove. From there it was just a small leap to the branches of a tree, a scramble down the...

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