"Amongst 12 of Best Secret Gardens in the UK"
- Tania Pascoe, Guardian
“A blossoming romance”
- Tim Longville, Period Living
"Hidden and Romantic"
- Roger Last, Norfolk Gardens
"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
"Dream gardens"
- Widget Finn, Gardens Illustrated
"Inspirational gardens from around the world"
- Claire Takacs, Dreamscapes
“Perfect in every detail”
- Leslie Geddes-Brown, Country Life
"Water-encircled harmony"
- Annie Green-Armytage, Landscape

Vegetable Garden- you might notice the Broad Beans. Some were sown early in the Greenhouse and when planted out seeds sown between them. This has saved greenhouse space but should prolong the growing season.

Always short of space we have interplanted the onions with beetroot. The beetroot will be picked earlier giving the onions room to expand.

White Iris are taking over from the purple in the long bed beyond the greenhouse-they have a lovely scent and soon the multi coloured Dutch Iris will be in flower

The large chestnuts are in flower in the Dell surrounded by bluebells and the newly planted rhododendron are looking happy and turning from pink to white

The Wisteria is fully in flower on the front of the Hall

West lawn-if you look across the moat our earliest rose, Canary Bird, is at last in flower. That shrubbery has been planted with yellow and aubergine coloured shrubs which are now coming into leaf.

The Fly Catchers have been spotted in the garden again and the Swans- complete with 8 cygnets, have deserted their nest on the moat and now reside in the Fish Ponds.

Don’t miss the Orchard by the Coffee Shop – the white tulips are White Triumphator. We had also planted white Camassia but they were all chopped by the Muntjac- they caused a lot of damage in the garden last winter.


Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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