28th June 2020

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

28th June 2020

Sweet peas need picking every 3 days and are going strong with a lovely scent filling the Vegetable Garden. We are harvesting Beetroot, Courgettes, Broad Beans and our wonderful Mummies Peas (ask about them!) The strawberries are coming to an end and we have removed one bed from the fruit cage but raspberries red currants and black currants are taking their place.

The yellow rose climbing through the Ginkgo tree by the Greenhouse is Mermaid.

The Daffodil area has at last had its first cut.

The Dierma (or Angels fishing rod) leading to the bog Garden are flowering and I think this variety is called Blackbird

The water iris are finished flowering and we are lifting, dividing and spreading them. The tall yellow Himalayan cowslip in the Bog Garden is Primula Florindae

Hemerocallis and Hosta lining the path by the stream are in flower. Hemorocallis flowers last just one day (another name for them is Daylily) so do dead head as you walk up the path.

The roses on the house have finished their June display and need constant dead heading in the hopes that some of them will have a second flush but the clematis are coming into their role now and taking over on the posts and walls.

Oleander are the 4 shrubs in flower in pots at the bottom of the West Lawn and they have loved this summer.


Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker


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