31st May 2020

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

31st May 2020

Lots to see in the vegetable garden Spinach, Artichokes and our first new potatoes are being picked. but we have stopped picking the Asparagus.

The Cistus Monspeliensis along the greenhouse path is evergreen and the first plant came from Beth Chattos garden in 1994. The other plants are all from cuttings.

The Delphiniums are appearing above the Iris on the other side of the path and as you can see we are still waiting for the daffodils to die completely down before we mow those areas. Beware of the bees feeding on the Catmint.

The Water Iris in the Bog Garden are a sight to behold. We have the three different Iris – Laevagata Variegata, I. Yellow Gamecock and I, Pseudacorus Variegata

Beyond them we have the Swans with their four signets. Our lovely black swans we believe were killed by Otter but we are hoping that these wild swans who have chosen to nest with us will fare better. Please be aware these are wild birds and keep your distance.

The white rose growing through the Wisteria on the wall of the Hall is Rambling Rector. The rose over the front porch is Banksiae Lutea and on the wing on the left is Albertine. Pauls Himalayan Musk is running through the Bay Tree on the West lawn. The brilliant orange flowers are Californian poppies- Eschschoizia Californica, just loving growing in the gravel and this warm weather

Stay healthy and good gardening,
Lynda Tucker.

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