Miscanthus Sinensis Red FallsRead more "Plant of the Week"
It never ceases to amaze me what good value for money the new world salvias are. Most of them originate from the area between Mexico and northern Brazil. Few are hardy in our climate, but they are so easy to over winter as cuttings and can be treated in this way almost like annuals. Salvia leucantha has been flowering since June and continues to look good long after bonfire night.Read more "Plant of the Week"
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.