There are still some places left on our Propagation Workshop next Saturday the 14th March. Join Viv and Fiona for an informative day learning how to be successful with seed sowing and taking cuttings from your favourite plants. Enjoy a day in our lovely spring gardens and take home a car boot stuffed with cuttings from … 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.
Our Streptocarpus collection happily spends the summer in the fern house where the shade and my neglectful watering rather suits them. Vast numbers of dead heads have to be removed but otherwise they are very undemanding and flower all summer. We have been giving all our fruit trees their summer pruning to help the fruits to ripen … Find out more
The gorgeous Delphiniums are holding their blooms and still the star of the show in the gardens this week. Delphinium ‘Molly Buchanan’ is one of my favourites – strong azure blue with a black bee – very dramatic in a border.
Working in the gardens at the moment we are surrounded with the fabulous scents of the wisterias. There are several of the Chinese wisterias which are so heavily scented that on a warm day they seem to fill the garden even now that they are getting to the end of their season. The Wisteria floribunda … Find out more
The gardens open for the start of the 2014 season this weekend which means a hive of activity tidying the areas we’ve managed to ignore for the last couple of months. Borders are still far too wet so working from planks which feels like doing a circus act on a tightrope. The crocuses and snowdrops … Find out more