PLANT OF THE WEEK

This week I have chosen the tree poppy in the small garden, our guests can gaze at its beauty while having their drink or coffee outside on the terrace, or having a relaxing walk along the long border. The Romneya coulteri (tree poppy) is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family. Native to […]

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PLANT OF THE WEEK

In front of our oak-framed Gazebo in the Little Garden at this time of year, is the beautiful Dahlia Porcelain in full bloom. The Dahlia porcelain is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae (or Compositae), dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and […]

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Plant of the Week

This week I have chosen one of an important genus of plants here at Gravetye Manor, called Salvia sclarea var, turkestanica or Clary Sage. I have chosen this species over all the other salvias that we have because it is hardy and doesn’t need lifting to protect it from frosts over winter. It has a […]

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PLANT OF THE WEEK

My favourite plant this week would be the stunning Gladiolus purple flora. It is very hard to pick a favourite especially at this time of year, where the garden is just full of amazing coloured flowers. While walking along the long border it is the purple that catches my eye, and gets all my attention. […]

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PLANT OF THE WEEK

Gravetye Poppies I think it is my favourite time of year to have a walk around the kitchen garden. Meanwhile the first vegetables are cropped, this part of the garden starts filling with many a colourful flower. The poppies are at their peak. It is amazing how many varieties can  be found in the garden. […]

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PLANT OF THE WEEK

Rhododendrons    At this time of year, the East Garden reveals its interest: all the rhododendrons are in full blossom –  pink, blue, white, purple and red. But, what I really enjoy is not looking at the shrubs themselves, but looking at the floor. Indeed, they have just started to drop their flowers, which creates […]

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