Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 30.3, Plant Study: Shrubbery, Part 1

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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Alan mentions the need to part ways with his apprentices in the coming week. Hedges made of shrubbery and the archways through them create distinct areas in the garden. Some plants that fulfill this requirement: hornbeam, cork elm, holly, yew, wild rhododendron, pyracantha, oleander, laurel, may, blackthorn, damson, ficus, pomegranate, cypress macrocarpus, rose, privett (its seed is poisonous), honeysuckle, clematis, wisteria, jasmine. Questions and answers. The use of Jasmine in the arches of the hedge row. A hedge made from annual plants could utilize castor bean, sunflower, jerusalem artichoke, peas, scarlet runner beans, michaelmas daisies, and others. An example in the use of windbreaks. (15:44)



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