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Numbers 451 to 500 of the pictures in our archive - in numerical order (That is, the order in which they were scanned)

PGPT451
Date: 25 Sept 2012
Source: photograph by Cynthia Gibling

Begonia 'Sutherlandii' and plectranthus(?) in the restored urn located in the shelter
PGPT452
Date: 25 Sept 2012
Source: photograph by
Cynthia Gibling

'Garden Stars'
Volunteers Sheila, Loma and Marj
PGPT453
Date: April 2013
Source:  photograph by Susanne Faulkner

Wendy and Val installing themselves in the new tea lodge
PGPT454
Date: 30 April 2012
Source: photograph by volunteer

See Bedding Plans for details
PGPT455
Date: 20 April 2012
Source: photograph by Marjorie Wilson

Muscari botryoides 'Alba'
Euphorbia polychroma
Geranium 'JollyBee'
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Tulip 'Dordogne'
Tulip 'Caravelle'
PGPT456
Date: 23 October 2012
Source: photograph by Cynthia Gibling

The flue from the original palm house boiler is found and preserved
PGPT457
Date: 23 October 2012
Source: photograph by Cynthia Gibling

The flue from the original palm house boiler is found and preserved
PGPT459
Date: April 2013

A new tealodge is built just in time for the many events which took place in the summer of 2013.
PGPT460
Date: April 2013

The builders!
PGPT461
Date: Spring 2013
PGPT462
Date: 6 May 2013
Source: photograph by Marjorie Wilson


A Vintage Fair was held on Spring Bank Holiday Monday.
PGPT463
Date:  April 2013

The reception area is not often empty so this was an oportunity to photograph the new tealodge with the shelter and postbox.
PGPT464
Date:  21 April 2013
Source:  Photo by Cynthia Gibling

A special corner of the garden next to the fountain.
PGPT465
Date: 9 April 2013
Source:  Photo by Cynthia Gibling

Tulip 'Show Winner'
PGPT466
Date:  7 May 2013
Source:  Photo by Cynthia Gibling

'Dordogne' and 'Shirley's Dream' in the circle, 'New Design'  with wallflower, 'Bronze Treasure' in the rectangle beds
PGPT467
Date:
Source: CG

These urns, newly restored, look good whatever we fill them with.
PGPT468
Date: 6 May 2013
Source

The magnolia in full bloom added to the atmosphere for the Vintage Fair.
PGPT469
Date: 22 June 2013
Source:  Photo by Cynthia Gibling

Marjorie Wilson with her collection of plants for sale at the Glorious Gardens event
PGPT470
Date: 22 June 2013
Source:  Photo by Cynthia Gibling

Dictamnus albus var. purpureus

Not often seen in gardens.  Dictamnus is slow to establish but very long lived.  Plants form a bushy, upright clump of lemon-scented, glossy green leaves.  Spikes of spidery-looking mauve-pink flowers appear in early summer, rather showy in effect, and worthwhile for cutting.  On still days a match held below the spike will ignite a burst of methane gas.  The flowers are attractive to butterflies.
PGPT471
Date: 16 July 2013
Source:

Plants gradually covering the Mypex on the west bank.
PGPT472
Date: 19 July 2013
Source: Photo by Marjorie Wilson

Area for access to the side of the new teashed, ideal for pot plants.
PGPT473
Date: 24 September 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

New handrails are fitted to the rustic bridge.

PGPT474

Date: c1925
Source: family photograph donated by Bridget Elliott

Richard Bowers was appointed, aged 16, to a job at Trevor Page (cfPGPT133) by Henry Trevor himself. As he told his family, he was asked at the interview to do an arithmetic test. After a while, Henry Trevor asked him why he was not writing. When he replied that he had finished, 2 disbelieving clerks were told to check the figures, but they could find no fault. So he got the job, although Henry Trevor usually employed only Baptists, and Richard Bowers was Church of England. He went on to work for the firm for 60 years, and can be seen sitting beside John Page in PGPT170.
PGPT475
Date:
Source:

PGPT476
Date: 1890
Source: photographs in PGPT archive of paintings in Norwich Castle Museum.
The 2 pictures were painted by Henry E. Humphris in 1890. The building shown here, in Luckett’s Court, Wymer Street (later St Andrew’s Street, now the site of a multi-storey car park), has an interesting history. John Sell Cotman, the Norwich School painter, lived there in the early 19c, then from 1842 – 1847 the house was used as workshops by Trevor Page & Co for their cabinet making. Much of the wood needed for the furniture was brought by river to a timber yard (shown on the 1885 O.S. map) from which there was direct access to Luckett’s court. This picture shows the front of the house.


This picture shows the back of the house. The building was demolished in 1891 and it is probable that these 2 paintings were commissioned then by Henry Trevor or John Page as a souvenir of the early days of their firm. The 2 companion pictures hung for many years in The Elms (cf PGPT010), the home of John Page. After his death, his widow gave the pictures to Richard Bowers (cf PGPT ), who had helped Mrs Page and her daughters when they moved from the Elms.
PGPT477
Date: November 2004

Source: photograph by volunteer Sarah Cocke
Sarah took this photograph of the annual Fireworks party in November 2004 ready for inclusion in the calendar we published in 2005 to commemorate 25 years of work restoring the garden. The fireworks party has always been a very popular event. The garden makes a wonderful setting for a large bonfire, and members and their families enjoy soup and sausages by firelight.
PGPT478
Date: 2004
Source: photograph by Sarah Cocke

A feature in the medieval wall.

PGPT479
Date 1886
Source: original 1886 photograph in PGPT archive, re-photographed by Sarah Cocke 1998

It is remarkably fortunate that this family photograph has survived since 1886. members of Henry Trevor's family are posed in front of a rustic summerhouse in the Plantation garden, probably returned from, or about to set out for, the service advertised on the poster in the background (cf PGPT007). From left to right we see Eliza Trevor (cf PGPT162), daughter of Henry and Mary Trevor, holding by the hand Hugh, her eldest son (cf PGPT266). John Page (cf PGPT168) stands behind, beside his son Herbert, his wife (seated, cf PGPT171) and son Sydney, who died as a soldier in Gaza in WW1. Are the blurred figures moving away to the left Henry and Mary themselves?
Remains of this summerhouse were found on the lawn beside Plantation house in 1980 (cf PGPT255). From these we know that the roof was thatched with heather, and the inside lined with rattan. The wood used in the structure was intended to look 'rustic', like the bridge (cf PGPT373). This appearance of a natural look, of 'rus in urbe', was very popular with the Victorians, as is shown by the huge sales of Shirley Hibberd's book (cf PGPT329) in the years following its publication in 1856.
PGPT480
PGPT481
Date: 2 July 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

Our trachycarpus fortunei, planted c.2001 (PGPT336, right)) on the palm terrace.

The plant was gifted to the garden by a visitor.
PGPT482
Date: 16 July 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

Volunteer Susanne
PGPT483
Date: 16 July 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

The Mypex covering is slowly being covered by new planting.
PGPT484
Date: 23 July 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

The entrance courtyard planting.  The white board lists the jobs to be done for the Tuesday volunteers and chairs ready for their tea break.

The plant sales area is on the right.
PGPT485
Date: 24 September 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

General view from the terrace.
PGPT486
Date: 24 September 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

The rockworks planting (background) is becoming well established. 
PGPT487
Date: 8 October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

The summer bedding was particularly good this year.
PGPT488
Date: 8 October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

The Araucaria araucana (monkey puzzle tree) making steady progress.  Planted on 19th July  2001 by Sir Roy Strong.

PGPT489
Date: 8 October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

Tuesday volunteers
PGPT490
Date: 15 October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

The compost heap!  It always seems sad to remove the bedding while in full bloom but the beds must be cleared to make way for the winter planting.
PGPT491
Date: 15 October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

Volunteers John (repairing the bridge) and Jonny (with vuvuzela)

The vuvuzela calls the tea break.
PGPT492
Date: 8th October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

The Henry Trevor border
PGPT493
Date: 8th October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

General view from the terrace.
PGPT494
Date: 22nd October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

Progress on the west bank.
PGPT495
Date: 22nd October 2013
Source: Photo by volunteer Cynthia Gibling

Nerine bowdenii at the base of the Medieval wall.
  PGPT496
  PGPT497
  PGPT498
  PGPT499
  PGPT500
 

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