With a few warmer days everything in the garden is on the move. Beautiful bright red shoots of peonies are popping up in the borders, magnolia buds are bulging but the star of the show is still the vast area of daffodils, anemones, fritillaries and squills in the 3 acres of wild meadow. This double … Find out more
The rose pruning is nearly complete now with some of the unruly shrubs being tamed into basket shapes for maximum flower power. The Platanus x hispanica (London Plane) looking fabulous in the winter sunshine. Often pollarded as a city street tree where it is barely recognisable as this grand giant. … Find out more
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.