5th June 2022

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

5th June 2022


Cold and raining but the garden will welcome the drink.!!

Sadly not true of the roses- particularly the beautiful Eden Rose on the Pergola around the Hall whose large double blooms will saturate with water and rot. Fortunately it is a repeat flowering rose.

The vegetable garden will love the drink. There is straw under the strawberries and we will need to keep an eye on them for rotting but all the beans, salad crops and fruit bushes will welcome the water.

Tomatoes are doing well in the Greenhouse where we are growing Marmande and Roma as well as Basil and Peppers.

The Daffodils are being re- invigorated by the water and taking a little longer to die back so we are keeping our wild appearance.

The Bog garden has purple flowering Iris laevigata “Variegata” and yellow Trollius Europaeus in flower at the moment.

Hosta and Hemerocallis lining the path beside the Moat are coming in to flower and creating rivers of colour- the numbers all created by lifting and dividing.

On the walls of the Hall is Albertine on the left and Rambling Rector on the right. The roses beneath Albertine are Rose de Rescht and the clematis is Rouge Cardinal.

Don’t miss the riot of colour in the gravel at the bottom of the West Lawn- largely self seeded and I am still trying to discover how the Jerusalem Sage got there? Whilst on the subject of seeding the lovely little daisy -Erigeron Karvinskianus has seeded itself, not only in the water garden, but also along the path to Moat House.

The wild garden is at its wildest and if you can make it through the undergrowth along the path to the bottom there is a lovely unusual pink Buddlea Colvillei in flower at the moment

At the back of the Hall spotted fly catchers have made their nest in the rose above the WC and the Swans still have 7 cygnets but have moved from the Moat to the Fish Ponds.


Happy Gardening and stay healthy.

Lynda Tucker

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