15th August 2020

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

15th August 2020

In the Vegetable garden the Sweet Peas have been flowering since the second week in June and we are now going to take them out. Last year I kept the seed and replanted it. It flowered but had very short stems and was not as good as the new seed I had bought.

Under the Sweet corn I have planted squash. Soon the sweet corn will have cropped and be taken out and the squash will get more light.

The Runner Bean this year is “White Lady “and it is a very heavy cropper as is our favourite French bean- Cobra.

Our second early potatoes – Charlotte have all now been dug up and last year they stored well.

The herbs in the Garden have been cut down after flowering- including the purple lavender.

The large shrub/ tree in the Daffodil area is Parrotia Persica and is grown for its autumn colour

The Bog Garden is full of colour with lobelia, ligularia and Chelone all in flower. The tall structural plant in the centre is Thalia.

ALERT. The east lawn has the first colchicums appearing through the grass. This is the band of longer grass beside the Moat. They are sometimes called Naked Ladies because the flower head appears before the leaves. You will not see the little flower head poking up so PLEASE DO NOT WALK ON THAT GRASS.

The grass in the Wild garden has had its annual cut. The fruit trees are Mulberry and Quince.

There is a nest of House Martins in the courtyard- in the corner above my lovely rose- Souvenir du Dr Germain- dark red but now with white splodges.

 

Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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