The following photos taken by Diana Walsh of the Puddingstone Club, show the rich variety of Puddingstone found in Hertfordshire, and some of the uses to which it has been put.
Archives for April 2018
In 1851 William Blake employed a highly-regarded Head Gardener Anthony Parsons. His obituary published in The Gardeners Chronicle of 1881 ³ confirmed his gardening expertise and sound judgement: he was “successful in originating some fine new varieties of British and other Ferns, one being named in his honour Gymnogramma chrysophylla Parsoni. When Wiliam Blake (senior) died […]
The following Report was kindly produced by Diana Walsh. Who We Are The Puddingstone Club was formed in February 2016, following a visit to Hertford Museum and seeing such fine examples of the stone both there and in Hertford Castle grounds. We are a small group of five and we research where known puddingstones are […]
Weeding and Nettle Control On a warm and sunny day the team continued weeding the planting beds. We still hope to get the Borough Council to undertake some nettle spraying in non planting-bed areas, but in In antithe planting beds nettles have to be hand weeded. Daffodil Rescue In anticipation of the Digger […]
The Best Laid Plans.. Plans for our next Working Party have been seriously impacted by the recent spell of very wet weather. The site is still very wet. The scheduled Monday 7th April arrival of the Maydencroft digger had to be postponed, and it is not likely to be brought on site for at least […]