Shrubbery Clearance

Between the Orchard and the rest of the garden is a shrubbery bed which had become very overgrown and presented more as a hedge than a shrubbery. To allow light and air into the bed we have removed some weed species and interlopers, such as ash seedlings and hazels, and pruned the other shrubs removing lower branches and thinning the remaining growth.

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Tree planting

One job we must get done before the new year starts is to get some new trees in the ground.  This is one of the most important jobs a gardener can do.  It is our responsibility to ensure that the tree line is as beautiful for the next generation as it is today and the […]

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Meadow cutting

Autumn is a busy time in the garden, preparing for the spring before rough weather starts to delay us.  There are always so many jobs to do but if we can only get one thing done it is to cut our meadow before winter sinks in. In our climate, grass can continue growing throughout the winter […]

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Plant of the Week

Salvias!

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.

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