One is never entirely alone in the metropolis that is Harrogate. True it is Yorkshire, but this is not the Yorkshire we are familiar with, a place of crags and craggy visages, of whinstone and wind-swept moors, here the cream of society meets at Betty’s and barely a seat to be had, even on a Wednesday.
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Arising from certain lucubrations last evening, the Brown Advisor recognises that overmuch time has been devoted to the very specific questions of a very insistent few. The Advisor therefore dedicates the next notes to continuing our account of particular plants and their place in landscape (notes 92-95, 100, 107, 110, 111, 137, 146, et al.).
300 frequently asked questions about Brown, your queries answered, copyright The Brown Advisor.
I have in hand a response to my note 98, naturally concerning the landscapes of that non-pareil Capability Brown. The excellent Professor M of the Home Counties, close-shaven himself, takes the view that these were altogether smooth and had no wildness in them.
Monsieur B of Orléans has been in touch again, this time with a question about Copper Beech – did Capability Brown use it, and if so in what circumstances?
The estimable Mr W, currently employed as the hermit on the Wardour estate, asks me to forgive him for unburdening himself on me. He saw glimpses of Capability Brown’s ‘absolutely astonishing’ yet relatively little known, nay ‘anonymous’, proposal to address the asymmetries of Belvoir Castle on the television and wonders if a collection of photographs of his plans has been made, for comparative purposes.