Jack Frost is at it again and a couple of nights ago he turned our white magnolia in the stable yard brown but in fairness it was on the wane, luckily our Soulangeanas are still in bud and will look wonderful in a day or so. The tulips are beginning to make a showing and I hope that the weather remains cool so that they are looking their best on 19th April when we are having a huge party in the Garden to show off our chickens amongst other thing to raise badly needed funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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We’ve been so busy with planting, weeding, mowing the grass and all multitude of jobs associated with keeping the garden up to scratch, that it’s a luxury to sit and relax.
Thought I’d share this shot with you, which made me smile because I never seem to have the time to sit down and just enjoy the garden!
We hosted several fund-raising events recently and the evening of this particular one stood out, not so much for the warmness of the weather, but for reasons of the light quality.
Jack Frost did his best to spoil the beauty in the gardens at this time of year. He succeeded in some parts, mainly the Wisteria, whilst other areas escaped the worst of his attentions.
Luckily the Peonies have all survived and are looking fantastic.
The fantastic weather has been both a blessing and a trial in the gardens over the past 10 days. The ground is just too dry for the time of year and young plants have needed extra attention to keep them thriving.
However, the sushine has well and truly kissed the gardens and we have been rewarded with one of the most beautiful show of tulips we have experienced in the last few years.
As you turn the corner at the top of the lawn you can see a mixture of containers planted with tulips, contrasting beautifully with the fresh greens of spring.
In the pottager the apple blossom is at it’s best, both in display and fragrance. White tulips have been planted in tubs and borders combining to provide a wonderful show.
Walking out of the Pottager and across towards the pond I took this lovely view, looking across the lawn, of the spring colours.
This view has to called ‘reflective’!
It is so lovely here that we shall be enjoying the gardens as much as we can throughout the Easter holiday. Both Annie and myself intend to spend the next few days just pottering around and will be delighted to chat about the gardens if you care to visit.