Monthly Archives: June 2015

!new lease!

At last, here it is, signed, stamped and complete – the new 20 year lease for the garden. We have been working on this for the past 7 years.  During this time we have argued, pleaded and jumped through an … Continue reading

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hungry teasels

Teasels are getting ready to flower, the soft, green buds are getting larger everyday. A shower of rain has filled the cups formed by the leaf bases. Already collecting is a fine collection of teasel-cup crud, and now small insects … Continue reading

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Rosa ‘Francis E. Lester’

‘Francis E. Lester’ is garlanding the railings and threading through the bush ivy. The big heads of scented single roses in apple-blossom shades will be on display for six weeks or so. Though only flowering once it will set lots … Continue reading

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cleaning up euryops

The first flush of flowers of the South African Daisy bush, Euryops chrysanthemoides, is just fading. Garrard has been busy dead-heading them, a fiddley tiresome job, snipping each one off individually with scissors. This time spent is well worth it, … Continue reading

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Early closing today

Our apologies, but the garden will close at midday today, so we can get the garden ready for this weekend’s Open Garden Squares event.  Open as usual from Monday.

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Parsnips

Parsnips, grown from a few shrivelled old roots stuck in the ground at winter’s end, are flowering.  The flat heads of luminous yellow/green flowers are opening, to delight hungry hover flies.  Our gardener is liking them too, he’ll be chucking … Continue reading

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