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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Sowing Seeds

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 […]

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Red-hot poker

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 […]

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Hazel Structures

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. Fay

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