News mid June
There is a great display of primulas and irises in the garden at the moment with the rhododendrons still looking good, all strangely delayed by the cold winds which we have had through May. Visitors have been commenting on wonderful fragrances, with the huge white wisteria, golden philadelphus and early roses all in flower. Rodgersias and hemerocallis will be in flower shortly, followed by the main summer flowering.
The Canal has been looking good with the water clear between its 'hedges' of darmera and the gunnera 'forest' has survived the cold, and its great stems are already six feet tall and set for much more.
We have just heard from Tripadvisor that we have been given their Certificate of Excellance for 2015. For this we want to thank our visitors for their generous enthusiasm and good reviews which have prompted this award. These have been much appreciated by the whole team here – in the garden, the cafe and in the plant nursery. We look forward to welcoming you and many others back during the summer.
© Christopher Jones