Gardeners’ Corner

Weekly Blog November 2020

This Week in The Garden…… 6th November 2020 The very rainy weather has been a challenge over the past couple of weeks but did provide us with the perfect  conditions to lay wildflower turf along the waterside, extending the meadow area. Timing is everything, as they say, and the landscapers chose exactly the right week […]

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Gardeners Blog - 4th September 2020

This Week in The Garden…… 4th September 2020 There has been an unmistakably autumnal feel in the air over the last few early mornings in the Gardens. Chilly at first until the sun warms up and with a heavy dew on the grass. Last week’s rain has done wonders for the lawns, the grass has […]

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Gardeners Blog - 14th August 2020

This Week in The Garden…… 14th August 2020 The heatwave and very dry weather has taken its toll in the Gardens. The grass areas are parched and many of the established plants (including the meadow) are fading early to save energy and preserve themselves. Being in the garden during our first summer we can see […]

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Gardeners Corner 24th July 2020

We found it a novelty, now that the world outside the Gardens is getting back to normal, to share the gardens with the rowing boats and punts on the river. After having the place entirely to ourselves for so many months it was a real shock to hear voices and laughter coming up from the […]

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Gardeners Corner 3rd July 2020

Well, Basil really took the biscuit this week. (Actually it was two slices of homemade banana and walnut loaf). On Monday morning, quite early, whilst we were in the wildflower meadow watering the plants in the new border by the river, foxy came along, went into the shed and pulled our canvas bag from the […]

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Gardeners Blog 25th June 2020

This Week in The Garden…… 25th June 2020 Digging out the new riverside border in the wildflower meadow is now complete (hurrah!) and the cleared area is prepared and ready to have meadow turf laid, although this will be done later in the season, once the hottest weather has passed. It was very satisfying to […]

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Foxy Business

It seems that our resident fox, Basil is becoming more bold and has today snuck into the gardeners shed and stole their cakes! Seems Basil has a sweet tooth.

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This Week in The Garden....12th June 2020

The rain has been very welcome, it saved the parched grass in the Cloister Garth and saved us about 2 hours’ watering time on Monday! The huge old viburnum that has been smothering the oak tree at the side of the wildflower meadow has been tamed. It took both of us a whole morning to […]

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Garden in Bloom

The garden is definitely bloomin’ lovely this time of year.  The flowers are just stunning and our gardeners inform us that the scent is quite amazing.

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A Grey Day....

Despite it feeling like winter and the sun most definitely having disappeared, the wildlife in the garden is still watching our gardeners busy at work. I understand the robin is a regular visitor.

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