It’s a gentle process training the apple step overs in the kitchen garden. We start by tying the branches in at an angle before lowering them to their horizontal position. Our first crop of gooseberries are ready for the kitchen. Head Chef George and the team wanted them to be slightly sour which will be […]Read more "Kitchen Garden this week"
We have an enchanting collection of roses at Gravetye and they’re all in bud, and flowering. One of my favourites is Rosa MutabilisRead more "Plant of the Week"
Geranium Maderense is an impressive flowering plant, the most spectacular of the geranium species and my new favourite in the Flower Garden.Read more "Plant of the Week"
A delicate pink poppy is making its debut in the garden this Spring and what a treasure it’s turning out to beRead more "Plant of the Week"
We transplanted our garden peas a couple of weeks ago and have used hazel branches for support. The pigeons are back again in force, munching their tender leaves, so we took our annual trip to collect some gorse and have secured it in front as a barrier. Fay.Read more "Peas and Pigeons"
There is a lot of excitement in the garden at this time year, thinning our delicious peaches is one. We want a gap of 4 to 6 inches for each fruit, this will ensure they grow beautifully plump and full of flavour for our guests. FayRead more "Peaches"
Scarifying!Read more "Scarifying!"