Autumn harvest is now at its climax with our crop of squashes. These vegetables used to be quite unusual in the kitchen but now it has become one of Head Chef Georges staples. After several years of trialing, George has selected four varieties: Hunter, Hurricane, Autumn Crown and Crown Prince. These are all wonderful varieties […]Read more "Squashes"
Dahlia ‘Weston Spanish Dancer’Read more "Plant of the Week"
As the landscape changes and Winter sets in, Autumn can often be viewed as an ending. But in the garden this is far from the case. With bulbs to get in, trees to plant, there’s lots of new things happening. But most exciting is to sow our seeds for next year. By sowing annuals now […]Read more "Sowing Seeds"
One of the most important jobs to get done before Autumn sets in is placing our bulb order. We always grow most of our own plants for the garden and bulbs are one of the few things we buy in. This is quite an expenditure and a lot of work to get them in the […]Read more "October Newsletter: In the garden"
This is one of the most beautiful trees on the estate and I think it must be a particularly special seedling.
One of the stars in the garden this week has been our Kniphofia rooperi. This is one of the latest and most stunning of all the red hot pokers. Through the summer its foliage is evergreen but discreet, making it quite useful at the front of the border. It is hardly noticed through most of […]Read more "Red-hot poker"
Monday 23rd October 2017 The tulip is the sexiest, most capricious, most various, subtle, powerful and intriguing flower on earth. From its wild home in the Asian steppes, the tulip emerged to conquer the world. Anna tells its story as well as how to choose the best tulips and use them to greatest effect in […]Read more "Tulips with Anna Pavord at Gravetye Manor"