20th September 2020

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

20th September 2020

In the Vegetable garden we are picking Courgettes, Chard and salad crops. The Globe Artichokes are having a second crop and the Autumn Raspberries are still being picked.

The pretty bean at the back of the garden is LabLab and Squash are growing where we previously had the sweet corn.

We have had a very good apple and pear crop this year and what can’t be stored is being turned into juice and frozen for winter consumption.

The yellow rose growing up the Gingko tree is called Mermaid.

Asters and Dahlias are beginning to flourish in the Autumn border and in the Stream Garden pink Schizostylis line the culvert and the oak leaved Hydrangea are enjoying the shade.

We still have some roses in bloom round the house but the purple flowers of the Colchicum are dying down and will soon be replaced by their leaves but look for the little patch of stunningly white Colchicum.

In the West Lawn the urns are still producing lots of colour and the purple flowered plant in with the Oleander is an annual called Apple -of -Peru or Nicandra physalodes

We think we have the Otter back and found quite a large fish on the gravel at the bottom of the West Lawn and we have been watching the swans demonstrating to their cygnets how to fly- it won’t be long now before they leave us.

Watch out for the King Fisher-seen today on the brick pergola, stunning colours.


Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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