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September 2015 Garden Diary

I cannot believe it is Autumn already, where did the summer go? For the time of year the gardens are surprisingly colourful.  Many of the roses are enjoying a late flush and the borders are full of Dahlias and Asters. My only disappointment are the lawns on the Terraces which are being attacked by Rooks […]

August 2015 Garden Diary

Harvest time and the kitchen garden is producing well, Dave is busy picking for the house and all the excess is being used in the Stable Restaurant. The peaches have cropped particularly well and the apple trees are laden with fruit, however the plums are a little disappointing. The success of the fruit harvest often […]

July 2015 Garden Diary

July 2015 Garden Diary My normal obsession with the weather continues!  If this dry spell carries on we will be spending all our time watering plants, starting with the most recently planted and moving on to anything planted in recent years.  Any light rain can lead to a false sense that that all plants will […]

June 2015 Garden Diary

As always time is flying by, the rhododendron season has come to an end and what a fantastic display they have put on for us! The focus has now turned to the gardens surrounding Bowood House and so far things are looking very well and with great potential. We have had peculiar start to the […]

Rhododendron Woodland Garden 13th May 2015

Am writing this on the 13th May.  It’s the most beautiful day, the warmest so far this month.  It will be all change tomorrow.  The forecast is heavy rain and falling temperatures.  The rain is needed. On average, plants flower for about three weeks.  A week developing, seven days in full bloom, then during the […]