Mid-summer evenings in the Manor House Gardens can be very special indeed. The garden is full of roses, clematis and campanulas but there is an extra special moment. There is great beauty as the sun lowers in the sky and caresses the grasses and flowers in the wild flower meadow and the long avenue of
We purchased a group of wild hellebores from Will Mc Lewin several years ago and I have kept them in a separate bed well away from more colourful forms. They have creamy flowers which show up well because they are not so droopy as other types. They look lovely along with early daffodils and primroses.
We are busy preparing new beds where very tall dark Leylandii have been removed at the bottom of the drive. Not easy because there are masses of big roots. But hopefully roses, agapanthus, phlox etc will give a welcome to the garden in the summer.
For some years one of the beds has not worked very well and its time for a change. Its by the gate and rather exposed but in summer should be sunny for half the day. We might plant red tree peonies fronted by red inter sectional peonies, fronted by dark heuchera. This would tie in
Our lovely old beech tree started splitting last year and was deemed unsafe so it was removed. It has opened up a lovely view over the Great Ouse Valley. We may sow sanfoin seed in the spot in April to attract the bees. Two leylandii were removed from the bottom of the drive last year
We are thrilled and humbled to be voted Regional winners for the East of England in the Nations Favourite Garden competition run by the English Garden Magazine and the National Garden Scheme. Thank you so much to all those who supported us. Our garden has been opened in support of NGS charities for the last
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