5th September 2020

“A blossoming romance”
- Tim Longville, Period Living
“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
"Amongst 12 of Best Secret Gardens in the UK"
- Tania Pascoe, Guardian
"Dream gardens"
- Widget Finn, Gardens Illustrated
"Inspirational gardens from around the world"
- Claire Takacs, Dreamscapes
"Hidden and Romantic"
- Roger Last, Norfolk Gardens
"Secret Garden"
- Uniquely Away Summer
"Paradise regained"
- Stephen Lacey, Beautiful Britain
"Water-encircled harmony"
- Annie Green-Armytage, Landscape

5th September 2020

Welcome to our Garden

The Vegetable Garden is still producing well and the sweet peas are having their final flourish. Some beans have been left for seed and herbs are picked to dry or freeze

The Catmint along the Iris bed was cut down after flowering and is flowering again. We cut the Delphiniums to the ground after flowering, fed them and some are flowering again.

The Dell has the cyclamen Hederifolium which flowers before the leaves lightening up its dark areas.

Lots of colour still in the Bog garden but just wait for the autumn colours of the Sumac.

The plant with large white flower growing up the side of the Hall porch is Magnolia Grandiflora.

Coming into autumn the plants performing in the West Lawn beds are Anemone and Dahlias. The shrubs in 4 pots are Oleander and the orange plants along the path are Zauschneria “Ed Carman” but my favourite at this time of year, is Lespendeza Thunbergii. Found in the bed beside the Bay Tree its long thin branches covered in carmine sweet pea type flowers it’s a joy to behold and sways in the wind every bit as well as the more fashionable grasses.

The Colchicums have appeared around the edge of the East Lawn. Do take care and not cross the rope we have laid down. The buds poke through the soil before the leaves and it would be very easy to tread on them. Admire from a distance as this autumn crocus is a joy to behold


Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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