27th June 2021

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

27th June 2021

The Vegetable Garden is producing Broad Beans, Rocket, Beetroot, Potatoes, Rhubarb and Peas. The Cutting Garden is producing well as is the central Herb Garden and Sweet Peas.

The roses climbing up the two Ginkgo Trees outside the Greenhouse are Mermaid and Keith Maughan.

We are waiting for the bees to finish with the catmint before we can cut it down to reveal the Delphinium and tie back the Cichorrum Pumilum (blue chicory) at the back of the border

The Dell is work in progress as we redesign the space where a huge chestnut tree fell.

The last of the Daffodil areas are waiting to be cut down- the heavy rain has kept the foliage going longer than usual. The shrubbery with its aubergine and yellow theme is performing well and screening this dying area from the West lawn.

The Bog Garden has the lovely Iris Black Gamecock in flower and the white Zantedeschia line the edge.

Hemerocallis and Hosta line the stream garden path

The lovely pinkish rose on the front of the Hall and growing on the West wall is Albertine -an old fashioned rambling rose (1921) which is not repeat flowering so enjoy its lovely flowers while you can. Rose de Rescht is in the bed in front.

The Pergolas are full of roses but when you go into the West Lawn look across the moat at the lovely white rose Wedding Day growing up through a tree in the daffodil shrubbery.

Masses of colour in the West Lawn- a complete contrast to the Wild Garden which has been completely taken over by Ox eye daisies. Once they finish flowering the Wild garden will receive it’s only cut of the Year.

Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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