Littlethorpe Manor

Littlethorpe Manor
Littlethorpe
Ripon
North Yorks HG4 3LG

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Littlethorpe Manor

Cut Flower Garden

cut-flower-1.jpgSituated to the right of the stable block drive, the cut flower garden supplies flowers for the house and also provides vivid late summer colour for the garden.

Sarcococca and the coloured stems of Cornus 'Mid Winter Fire' and C. "Sibirica' are cut in the winter, with tulips in the spring.

Sweet peas grown on bamboo wigwams fill the summer garden with scent and pastel shades. Perennials include Delphiniums, Phlox, Physostegia, Iris, Rudbeckia and Leucanthemum (Shasta daisys). These are supplemented with hardy annuals such as Nigella, Clary, Larkspur and Cornflowers and half hardy annuals such as Rudbeckia 'Goldilocks', Zinnias, Molucella laevis, Sweet Sultan, Stocks, Cosmos and Tithonia rotundifolia 'Torch'. Dahlias are of course the main late summer early autumn feature with white 'Silver City', pink 'Gerrie Hoek', golden 'Hamari Gold', purple 'Hillcrest Royal' and deep dark red 'Arabian Night'. Species roses such as R. moyesii 'Geranium' provide flagon shaped hips for the autumn.