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. … Find out more
Late summer is a great time for our Italian Garden filled with soft mauves and blues of late lavendar and Perovskia and the huge flowers of Buddleja ‘Dartmoor’. There’s lots of colour in the borders and apples and pears are starting to ripen in the Walled Garden. We’re also hoping to add banana cake to the … Find out more
Sculpture is arriving every day for our show which opens on Saturday. Some easier to install than others. Christian Funnell’s May Tree gets its feet wet in the Lily Pond with lots of ‘help’ from me on the bank “left a bit …right a bit” .
The perfect growing conditions this spring have brought everything on apace and given us a fabulous riot of colour especially with the perennials in the cutting gardens. The Aquilegias, sweet rocket, Anchusa, Pyrethrum and sweet Williams have been giving us armfuls of flowers. Not so pleased, however, with the early flowering of our gorgeous delphinium … Find out more
The Tea Rooms will be opening this Sunday for our charity open day on behalf of the National Gardens Scheme. Gather up your Mums and treat them to a stroll through the daffodils and one of Angie’s luscious cakes.