Garden visit to Dyffryn Fernant, Pembs.
3:45pm Thursday 11th August 2011 in Newport
The Newcastle Emlyn based Branch of the Hardy Plant Society recently visited Dyffryn Fernant near Fishguard. Members were rewarded by six acres of mature, but ever evolving garden, sited at the edge of a valley. A red painted farmhouse and rustic farm buildings had all been incorporated into a cottage garden style of planting. Swathes of Verbena bonariensis jostled with yellow Achillea. Pots of tender Canas, Lilies and Aeoniums were sited by paths which led to a wild flower meadow with Umbellifers and Scabious. Other features included pond, stream, bog garden and newly planted grass area together with statuary, some specially commissioned, all set in a dramatic landscape.
The Hardy Plant Group resumes its monthly meetings at the Community Centre, Church Street, Newcastle Emlyn on 6th September with a talk by John Millington of Hillview Hardy Plants, Shropshire on 'Colour for twelve months of the year'. Non members are always welcome.
Based on information supplied by Linda Soper.