Plants

The plantings in Yorke House garden include many of Tony and Pat’s favourites – together with those which enjoy the growing conditions or provide food and shelter for wildlife. 

 Here are some that are particular favourites-

 

January

A number of hardy shrubby plants are grown for their attractive stems or bark in winter. 

Betula utilis ‘Jacquemontii’ 

 Cornus stolonifera ‘Flaviramea’ 

 Salix alba ‘Britzensis’ 

 
February
In the Yorkshire Dales a few hardy plants herald the forthcoming Spring

Cyclamen coum 

 Galanthus nivalis 

 Helleborus orientalis ‘Ashwood Hybrids’

(a fabulous range of colours, picotees and doubles) 

 
March
Thousands of narcissi and daffodils are in full bloom

Narcissi ‘Fortune’ 

 Narcissi ‘Tete-a Tete’ 

 Narcissi ‘Thalia’ 

 
April
Attractive flowering plants in the Spring flower meadow are at their best and prolific clematis cover the old walls

Fritillaria meleagris 

 Primula veris 

 Clematis montana ‘Elizabeth’ 

 
May
All the Spring herbaceous flowering plants in full bloom, bluebells in the orchard and wisteria covering the south wall. Perfect! 

Aquilegia – numerous varieties 

 Allium aflatunense 

 Iris siberica ‘Kew Black’ 

 Wisteria sinensis 

 
June
Waterside plantings now coming into their own, as well as the earlier flowering rambling roses

Iris laevigata ‘Variegata’ 

 Primula japonica ‘Miller’s Crimson’ 

 Rosa ‘Rambling Rector’ 

 Rosa ‘Paul’s Himalayan Musk’ 

 
July
All the rambling and shrub roses in full bloom, together with many other scented plants and wide variety of flowering perennials.

Rosa’Maiden’s Blush’ 

 Rosa ‘Seagull’ 

 Rosa ‘Wedding Day’ 

 Philadelphous coronarius 

 Geranium – herbaceous forms 

 
August
The late-flowering and foliage herbaceous plants continue to give attractive form and colour to the borders

Campanula rubra 

Hosta – about 50 varieties 

 Ferns – many species 

 Penstemon ‘Garnet’ 

 
September
An interesting range of berries and seedheads, more recently complemented by additional varieties of late-flowering plants

Aconitum napellus 

 Lobelia cardinalis ‘Tania’ 

Clematis tangutica seedheads 

 Viburnum opulus berries 

 
October
The nature reserve with native trees shows spectacular autumn colours – enhanced by reflections in the wildlife pool 

 Betula pendula 

 Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ 

 Nothofagus antartica 

 
November and December
Evergreen shrubs and trees continue interest throughout the winter months

Ilex ‘Golden King, Ilex Silver Milkmaid, Ilex ‘Black Prince’ and many other varieties

 Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’ 

 Sarcococca humilis

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