8th August 2021

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

8th August 2021

The Vegetable garden is producing potatoes, beetroot, kale, chard, carrots, courgettes, peas and beans. The sweetcorn and raspberries will soon be ready.  Artichokes are almost finished and the Asparagus will be allowed to turn brown before we cut it down. The rose on the Pergola is American Pillar and t flowers later than our other roses.

Across the Moat we have a bank of Phlomis and this is interplanted with Ox eye daisy which completely takes over at this time of year.

The greenhouse is busy with tomatoes and peppers and its where we sow our seeds and cuttings.

The Catmint along the Iris bed was cut down about 4 weeks ago and is producing a second flush. The buddleja along the side of the moat are in flower and all have been grown from cuttings.

The daffodil area has at last been cut down as has the Wild garden seen across the moat which is cut just once a year.

In the bog garden Thalia Dealbata is the large leafed plant in the bog and the Gunnera and Zantedeschia are on the edges

The wild plum Mirabelle is turning yellow on the tree by the stream. If we don’t lose too many in the winds, we will harvest these to make a jam tasting similar to marmalade.

The Persicaria lining the bank by the compost area are a result of constant lifting and dividing. This is also true of the Hosta and Hemerocallis lining the path beside the stream.

Passion flower are happily growing along the wall in the West lawn and the white poppy -like flower by the urns is Romneya.

 

Stay Healthy and Good Gardening

Lynda Tucker

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