26th May 2020

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

26th May 2020

Lots to see in the vegetable garden and we are still picking Asparagus, Spinach, Artichokes and our first new potatoes.

The Cistus Monspeliensis along the greenhouse path is evergreen and the first plant came from Beth Chattos garden in 1994. The other plants are all from cuttings and we will start again replacing this hedge this Autumn.

The Delphiniums are appearing above the Iris on the other side of the path and the grass area in between is waiting for the Daffodils to die down.

As you can see we are still waiting for the daffodils to die completely down before we mow those areas.

The Iris in the Bog Garden are a sight to behold. We have the three swathes-deepest of blue and a variegated leaf and a yellow iris (but not the usual yellow flag) and one not yet in flower-Iris Laevagata Variegata, I. Yellow Gamecock and I, Pseudacorus Variegata.

Beyond them we have the Swans with their four signets. Please be aware these are wild birds and keep your distance.

The white rose growing through the Wisteria on the wall of the Hall is Rambling Rector. The rose over the front porch is Banksiae Lutea and on the wing on the left is Albertine.

The one way system operating in the Garden is for your safety. Please observe the signs and allow us all to enjoy a safe visit.

Stay healthy and good gardening,
Lynda Tucker.

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