One of our projects this autumn is to develop our cut flower growing in the kitchen garden. Cut flowers are one of the most important crops we grow and every morning Head Florist Sue and her team crop from the garden for the manor’s displays. Good quality cut flowers are a high value crop and […]Read more "October Newsletter: In the garden"
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 […]Read more "Tree planting"
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"
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"
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We’re using dormant branches of hazel to build structures that support some of our perennials, for example peony’s and geraniums. To give them enough support we build them roughly to 2/3 of their full size, just enough so their outer foliage and flowers will grow through. FayRead more "Hazel Structures"