12th July 2020

"Dream gardens"
- Widget Finn, Gardens Illustrated
"Water-encircled harmony"
- Annie Green-Armytage, Landscape
"Secret Garden"
- Uniquely Away Summer
“A blossoming romance”
- Tim Longville, Period Living
"Amongst 12 of Best Secret Gardens in the UK"
- Tania Pascoe, Guardian
"Inspirational gardens from around the world"
- Claire Takacs, Dreamscapes
“Perfect in every detail”
- Leslie Geddes-Brown, Country Life
“The impressive garden of a 15th century moated house… where old meets new”
- Jackie Bennett, The English Garden
"Paradise regained"
- Stephen Lacey, Beautiful Britain
"Hidden and Romantic"
- Roger Last, Norfolk Gardens

12th July 2020

 In the Vegetable Garden the first crop of Broad Beans has finished, removed and replanted with winter brassica. The peas (penultimate row in first bed) have yielded 4 kgs and are still producing. These are the “Mummies Peas’ you will have seen described in the video on our Home page. We are also harvesting beetroot, courgette (never letting them grow to more than 5” to keep cropping), French beans and salad crops. We have currants and gooseberries in abundance.

The strawberry bed has done 4 years and been removed and will be re planted later and we have had to spray for beetle in the Asparagus bed but hope to have caught it in time.

The 2 large trees outside the Greenhouse are Ginkgo- the first ones are known to have existed 270 million years ago but these are a mere 30yrs old.

The path leading to the Bog Garden is lined with Dierma- all grown from seed and the Water Iris have finished flowering and been divided and replanted.

The Stream Garden is flourishing and it makes an enjoyable meander in the cool shade

Don’t miss the Liriodendron Tulipifera (tulip tree) which still has some of its yellow/green flowers- next to the Huge Beech on the drive and quite unusual.

Clematis are taking over from the roses throughout the garden and the large white flowers at the bottom of the West Lawn are Romneya underplanted with the dome headed Allium Sphaerocephalon

Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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