4th April 2021

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

4th April 2021

Happy Easter and Welcome back to the Gardens


In the Vegetable Garden we are picking rhubarb and have put down fleece to warm up the soil for the chitted potatoes. The sweet peas were sown last autumn and have now been planted out along their frame and supports have been put up for the beans which have been sown in the Greenhouse. New strawberry plants grown from “runners” have replaced our 4yr old plants in the fruit cage.

Dell -a huge chestnut blew down last year, we have planted Jaquemontii within the new circular bed -watch this space.

We have had a lot of rain and there is a spring by the entrance to the Fish Ponds which is very muddy . Take care

Over 38 varieties of daffodil/narcissi grow in the Daffodil area. Looking absolutely sunning at the moment. Enjoy

The Bog Garden is waking up and the bright yellow plants are Caltha Palustris and Ranunculus.

The wild white swans have chosen to stay with us again. Keep well away as they are nesting at the moment.

Enjoy our new Laurel hideaway- still work in progress.

Wonderful Primula colours along the path in the Water Garden– good Hellibore despite a lot of buds taken by the Muncjac in the winter.

As you cross the bridge look up to see the wonderful Clematis Armandii growing against the wall of the Hall

Don’t miss the Wild Garden, apart from the daffodils it has the giant snowflake- Leucojum lining the moat and there are primroses, anemone and the first fritillaria are appearing.

Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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