Scree 1959 - YGA01869

YGA01869.jpg

Title

Scree 1959 - YGA01869

Subject

Old Orchard, Scree, Weeping Birch

Description

Small scree bed, set in grass at the end of the Old Orchard and newly planted silver birch. Driveway and white gate beyond. Slide numbered 28.

In her talk York Gate 1965 Sybil says "This is a view of my very tiny scree under the weeping Birch. This is a particularly lovely form of Birch called BETULA PENDULA YOUNGII. It has a mushroom shaped head and never grows very big. I would recommend anyone with only a small garden to try making a bit of scree. Mine is only about 4ft x 6ft. It needs 4ft of drainage. This sounds a lot of work but on a small area it is not so bad. A scree should have plenty of water underneath, we compromised by laying land drains in the bottom, then lots of coarse rubble, finally topped with limestone chippings."

Publisher

York Gate Archive

Date

1959

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND v4.0 2020 York Gate Archive

Format

Slide

Type

Image

Identifier

YGA01869.tif

Collection

Citation

“Scree 1959 - YGA01869,” York Gate Digital Archive, accessed January 16, 2021, http://www.heritageyorkgate.org.uk/items/show/1169.