29th July 2020

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

29th July 2020


The vegetable garden is in full swing and we are picking Rocket, Broad Beans. French Beans, Peas, Beetroot, Carrots, Potatoes, kale, Courgettes and Chard. The sweet Peas need to be picked twice a week and we are picking blackcurrants and Jostaberries. Our raspberries are autumn fruiting so they are still to come

The path along the Iris bed has buddlea planted on the banks on the left and blue chicory- Cichorium Pumilum, on the right. Research is ongoing as the blue chicory is believed to have cancer healing properties.

The Daffodils have at last all been cut down and will be fed in the autumn.

The path to the Bog Garden is edged with Dierma “Blackbird”- easily grown from seed and so pretty against the silvery foliage of the weeping pear- Pyrus Salicifolia.

You need to force your way along the path beside the stream as the Allium and Hemerocallis are in full cry.

In the West Lawn Crocosmia Lucifer will immediately catch your eye with its bright red flowers. But Allium Sphaaerocephalons dark red flower heads echo the geranium in the urns and behind it are the lovely white poppy-like flowers of Romneya

The tubs have Oleander which need to be taken inside for winter protection.

The eye-catching clematis on the posts going round the Hall Is Princess Diana.


Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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