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
Stay healthy and good gardening