Tag: spring gardens

Gardens open for the season

We are very happy to be welcoming visitors to the gardens again for the start of the new season. The wild garden is putting on a fabulous show of daffodils, primroses, fritillaries and anemones. Almond and peach blossom is attracting pollinators to the walled garden and in the greenhouses we are busy propagating veg andFinde mehr heraus

Promise of spring

The very welcome signs of spring have been early this year. Crocuses, snowdrops, hellebores, cyclamen and a few early daffodils have been flowering since January. The garden birds are on the lookout for a mate and singing loudly about it and Buzzards are displaying their flying skills over the park. In the garden we areFinde mehr heraus

The joys of January

Back to work in a dank, gloomy but surprisingly warm January and we’re working off those mince pies and Christmas puddings with a bit of leaf clearing. There is never a month in the garden without flowers and this drunkenly dangling honey bee is enjoying the deliciously scented Lonicera fragrans as much as we are.Finde mehr heraus

Cherry season

The flowering season of ornamental cherries is short (especially if hit by bad weather) but stunning and this years display of magnolias and cherries is making up for the poor daffodil showing after last years dry season.   We have scattered Scilla siberica bulbs around the garden and hope they will naturalise to give usFinde mehr heraus

Ich freue mich auf den Frühling

The daffodil meadow is starting to bloom and should be at its peak for Mothers Day. Some of the other plants are as confused by our weather as we are. The magnolias looked as though they were about to burst into flower in sunny February but ducked back in as soon as the weather cooledFinde mehr heraus

New ‘Growing Annualsworkshop for 2018

Head Gardener, Viv Hunt, is preparing for a new workshop on Saturday 21st of April all about annuals. She’ll be looking at what to grow to fill borders, pots and vases with colour all through the season. Starting at 9.30 with coffee and cake and finishing with the chance to sow a few seeds toFinde mehr heraus

The spring starts here

The house is opening this weekend for the start of it’s 2018 Jahreszeit. Rugs have been cleaned, panelling buffed and cakes are in the oven for the tea room. On Monday we start a week of family fun with treasure trail, crafts and games. Mondaymeet Ashford Young Farmers with lambs and chicks TuesdayFinde mehr heraus