The gardens are open for the 2015 season and it’s great to see visitors starting to arrive again. On a sunny afternoon the winter box (Sarcococca humilis) fills the whole terrace around the house with scent and the crocus and hellebores are filled with honey bees, bumble bees and hover flies fighting over the nectar … Find out more
One lovely sunny day and the birds are nest building, bees are loudly buzzing in the hellebores and even a Peacock butterfly has emerged from hibernation. The gardens are open for the 2015 season and spring seems to have arrived.
Dave and Vince drew the short straws and had to dive in to remove algae which is thriving in the mild weather. Hoping the water lilies will start to shade the surface soon and help to control the growth of the algae. The surface is reflecting like a mirror again.