Gardeners’ Blog – an informal account and images of the garden past and present
Made a new friend at Chelsea this week!
We’re aiming to plant 2020 Crocus ‘Remembrance’ bulbs in memory of those we’ve lost. If you’d like to donate 100 crocus bulbs £15.50 We’ll buy plant them for you in the gardens. When they flower we’ll send you an ecard with a picture of them & an invitation to view. Contact Christine during opening hours […]
Pity the butterflies wouldn’t stay still, See you soon!
Eryngiums are looking good in the Avenue
We moved here in 1978 with 2 very young children, with a dream of self sufficiency & the good life, then started the main gardens in 1990. Images show Opencast Mining Site 1990 and a more recent pic taken from the same viewpoint! Our sincere Thanks to anyone who has ever helped us in any way […]
We heard our first Cuckoo of the year May 8th a week later than usual. Plenty of Bees around.
Lovely to see the normal pattern of life!
Snakeshead fritillaries are flowering in the meadow, Daffodils all around the gardens, Hellebores & Spring bulbs everywhere & no crowds. Just been on Radio Ncle Garden Mania, think I got through it alright!
The forecast is good for Tues & Wed so we’ve decided to take a chance & have a pop up opening away from our usual days. We all need the happiness a bit of sunshine on our backs brings. Easter weekend we’ll be open Easter Saturday, closed Good Friday & Easter Sunday & Monday.
Little by little Spring has arrived here in the gardens. New flowers in rainbow colours every day, why not take the opportunity to visit us. The Hellebores are spectacular in borders & the woodland garden, the On the Snowdrop Trail there are now different colours of Crocuses, Irises & Cyclamen associated with lots of tiny […]