To celebrate the upcoming opening of Charles Causley House, and our first poet in residence in No. 2 Cyprus Well, The Charles Causley Trust has released an iBook on the replanting of Charles’s Garden, written by one of our own Trustees, John Hurst.
As part of the development project it became clear that decisions would need to be made about the future of the garden. After discussion it was decided to replant the garden with the plants mentioned in Causley’s poems. Many of these plants are native species and in some cases more ornamental garden varieties were selected to ensure an attractive garden. A colour palette based around purples, yellows and oranges was chosen to achieve a cohesive overall design. We were also keen to choose plants that would be likely to flourish there but not present a problem by becoming too invasive. Alder was therefore excluded as being a tree of damp ground unsuitable for the site. Blackthorn and dandelion were excluded as being too invasive. It is likely that certain plants e.g. pennywort and some ferns might establish themselves naturally. Plants mentioned in the Australian and Canadian poems have been excluded as unsuitable for the site.
Completely free, The Garden at Cyprus Well is available from iTunes.
You can also download the leaflet as a PDF. Click on the PDF icon to start downloading.
‘The Garden at Cyprus Well’ (3.6mb)
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