The Vegetable Garden is in full swing and we are picking beans, peas beetroot, courgettes, potatoes, chard and salad crops. Strawberries are at the end of their fruiting and we are waiting for the Autumn Bliss Raspberries but gooseberries and red and black currants are filling the gap. The Asparagus is being left to die down and the rose along the wooden frame beside the moat is American Pillar Rose.
The Greenhouse is mainly taken over by tomatoes- we grow Marmande and Roma.
Enjoy the shade of the Dell and the little path through it will take you to a seat overlooking the Medieval Fish Ponds-should you not want to walk around the 5 ponds with the history of the site written up on boards?
The Daffodils are at last dying down and we will be feeding this area in September.
Dierma or Angels Fishing Rods are the tall grass like plants lining the path to the Bog Garden. The tall plant in the centre is Thalia.
Just beyond the Autumn Border there is a little area up some steps where we encouraging the laurels to wrap around the seat and provide a hide away. We have planted some rhododendrons there but it is early days to see if they will survive in our soil.
Walking through the Hemerocallis and Hosta don’t be afraid to pull off the dead Hemerocallis flower heads- another name for them is Day Lillies and the flowers do last only one day.
The West Lawn – particularly the gravel is a riot of colour and enjoy the cool of the Nut Walk tunnel taking you towards the Wild Garden where the Ox Eye Daisies have taken over.
Fingers crossed we still have 7 cygnets and at least 2 visiting Heron and the House Martins are under the eaves of the roof and we have seen Swallows. Please do add to the list in the Coffee shop if you notice any birds we haven’t yet recorded.
Stay healthy and good gardening