Dickie’s Border

My last blog post included a reference to a clock and ‘Tick Tock’ is the nickname of the gentleman after whom a very imposing border in the gardens at Osterley is named. Dickie Denton was a gardener at Osterley from 1948 who lived in a flat in the stables, a short distance from the border, and looked after the clock in the stables.

In this brief image-based post I share images taken last Monday 25 February of a few of the shrubs featured in the middle tier of the planting scheme in Dickie’s Border.

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Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ : Winter daphne
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Rhamnus alarternus ‘Argenteovariegata’: Italian buckthorn

 

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Arbutus unedo f.rubra:  Pink strawberry tree
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Teucrium fruticans:  Tree germander

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