19th July 2020

"Amongst 12 of Best Secret Gardens in the UK"
- Tania Pascoe, Guardian
"Water-encircled harmony"
- Annie Green-Armytage, Landscape
"Hidden and Romantic"
- Roger Last, Norfolk Gardens
"Dream gardens"
- Widget Finn, Gardens Illustrated
"Secret Garden"
- Uniquely Away Summer
"Paradise regained"
- Stephen Lacey, Beautiful Britain
“A blossoming romance”
- Tim Longville, Period Living
"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
“Perfect in every detail”
- Leslie Geddes-Brown, Country Life

19th 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 6 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, chard, courgette (never letting them grow to more than 5” to keep cropping), French beans and salad crops.  The sweet corn has been underplanted with squash. All currants and gooseberries have been picked. The strawberry bed has done 4 years and been removed and the Autumn raspberries will be our next soft fruit crop

Walking through the Daffodil area– if you look up you will see the white flowers at the top of the Catalpa tree-at the end of the shrubbery

The path leading to the Bog Garden is lined with pretty Dierma, (sometimes called Angels Fishing rod)- all grown from seed

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

The very large white flowers by the Porch are Magnolia Grandiflora and the pretty pink flowers against the house are Crinium

At the bottom of the West Lawn the white flowers are Romneya underplanted with the dome headed Allium Sphaerocephalon

Amongst the bright red Crocosmia Lucifer are the self -seeded Larkspur

Above the WC at the back of the house spotted fly catchers have a nest. They sit on the wall catching insects feeding on the honeysuckle

Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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