Pimpernel Press Ltd www.pimpernelpress.com Meadows at Great Dixter and Beyond © Pimpernel Press Linited 2016 Te x t © Christopher Lloyd, 2004 Photographs © Jonathan Buckley, 2004, 2016 Except those on pages 1–47 © Carol Casselden, 2016 And those listed on page 240 First published in Great Britain as Meadows in 2004 by Cassell Illustrated
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page 1 Originating in camas prairies of North America, Camassia quamash has naturalised in pockets throughout the front meadow at Great Dixter, ably coping with dense competition and happily rubbing shoulders with native buttercups and grasses. page 2 Snakeshead fritillaries (Fritillaria meleagris) have self-sown throughout the orchard at Dixter, doing best in semi-shaded sites under trees but also happily stretching out into open spaces. right Early morning mist over the narrow brick wheelbarrow path which cuts through the lower orchard, joining the Long Border to the nursery, highlighting the undulations of the ground and defining the long grass.