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

The vegetable garden is in full swing and we find a home for everything grown.The sweet peas have been marvellous this year but are coming to an end with the stems getting shorter. American Pillar rose is along the Pergola and just smell the jasmine covering the arch going into the Herb Garden.

The Buddleja lining the Path have all been grown from cuttings and look for the masses of butterflies on them.

The large leafed plant in the Bog garden is Thalia Dealbata. Ligularia with the deep aubergine back to its leaves , the rosy spires of Lythrum Salicaria and Lobelia Cardinalis are all growing in the damp conditions of the Bog garden.

The yellow plums falling on the ground are Mirabelle- we use them to make jam but do try one- but be careful of wasps.

Hydrangea are very happy at this time of year and enjoying the shade in the water Garden, along the drive and at the back of the Hall.

At the front of the Hall the pink Criniums are appearing and the rose on the wall is Leverkusen- a repeat flowering climbing rose.

In the West Lawn Romeya are the large white poppy like flowers and the plants in pots are Oleander-needing to be inside during the winter for protection from the cold.

The Wild garden has had its one and only cut of the year. There is an old mulberry tree and a quince growing there along with 3 katsura trees- grown for their autumn colour.

We still have 7 cygnets with their parents alternating between the moat and fishponds. They are quite grown and soon will be flexing their wings ready to leave us.


Stay healthy and good gardening

Lynda Tucker

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