The Garden Blog

Garden closed for part of today

Posted on May 02, 2015

There may be some disruption to the garden today as weather permitting we are going to have to reduce the height of the willow tree at the walled garden entrance.

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Blossom and Bluebells

Posted on Apr 22, 2015

What a glorious few weeks in the garden, though I don’t think we will be too sad at the predicted end of the dry spell as the watering has begun!

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Garden closed today

Posted on Apr 01, 2015

Sorry, but the garden is going to be closed at least for this morning as we have a dangerous tree to take down. It’s amazing what you find when you clear out laurel! We will be up and running tomorrow again as usual though. We are losing a self-set sycamore with an enormous hole in the base of it, no pruning could save this tree.

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Open for business again

Posted on Apr 01, 2015

A big thankyou to Paul Toft tree services for a spectacularly precise felling of a dangerous tree which avoided the baby conifers which we wanted to keep

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Spring is marching on!

Posted on Mar 15, 2015

Well after a huge effort we are making some progress with our winter jobs list, if not quite as quickly as we would have liked! The soft fruit is now pruned and we are well into winter pruning on the apple orchard. If we could just get a non windy day we would be up the ladder doing the tops of them!

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Awesome or Awful August?

Posted on Feb 23, 2015

Can’t quite decide about August, some glorious days, but quite a lot of the wet stuff too! Still at least it meant less watering and the ability to work the ground up on the terrace beds occasionally as they weren’t like concrete all summer.

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More tree works!

Posted on Feb 09, 2015

Hello all just a short note to say the garden will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday) and possibly Wednesday due to much needed tree works. Thankyou for your patience and we will be up and running again soon.

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Winter isn’t long enough!

Posted on Feb 02, 2015

Yes you heard me, winter isn’t long enough! Why? Because we have not got through our list of jobs put off as ‘winter jobs’ in the garden! We are still pruning, and removing and replanting.

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Happy New Year

Posted on Jan 12, 2015

Sorry for the time it has taken me to write this! Between Christmas germs, the event itself and all the work we have been doing it’s taken a while!

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Busy!Busy!Busy! November

Posted on Nov 16, 2014

I know we are supposed to be putting the garden to bed at the minute, but it hasn’t stopped growing yet so we haven’t stopped working! The Dahlias are only just starting to stop flowering, the weeds are still growing and the few things that have begun to die back have just shown us the weeds they were hiding!

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