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