2nd August

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

2nd August

Vegetables are growing beautifully- there should be surplus of beans and courgettes for sale today.

Watch out for wild life in the grounds today- Azure, Common Blue, Blue tailed, Red eyed, small red eyed DAMSEL FLY have been spotted as well Emperor, Common Darted and Ruddy Darter DRAGON FLY. The grey Heron is a permanent fixture and there is a Spotted Fly Catchers nest above the WC and the young have hatched. A Kestrel and its young have a nest in the Yew Tree at the bottom of the Wild garden.

The spiky red flowers en masse in the bank in the Water Garden are Persicaria

The white waxy flowered plant up against the front of the Hall is Magnolia Grandiflora and the yellow trumpet flowers in the courtyard at the side of the house is a Datura- amazing scent.

The white poppy-like flowers at the bottom of the West Lawn are Romneya.

The gravel has had the blue Larkspur removed- but they will have seeded for next year and some of the Verbena Bonariensis has been pulled up or we couldn’t walk there. Californian poppies (Eschscholzia) are still performing well in the gravel and have been flowering for many weeks.

The four large pots have Oleander in them and these are overwintered in the Coffee Shop but are happy outside in the

Summer months


Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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