The michaelmas daisies are looking spectacular and the trees are turning, so we know it is autumn now, despite the continuing warmth in the walled garden and the continuing production of beans and ripening of raspberries. That means there will be vegetables as well as pumpkins and squashes on sale and more jam for the tombola stall, on Sunday!
This week we cut the grass in advance of Sunday’s Open Day and did lots of tidying jobs so the Gardens look at their best for visitors – the stumpery is looking more established now; the dahlia and herb beds are bursting with colour and fresh growth; and the Italian garden looks serene at this time of year!
Excitingly, we also starting planning for next year – looking at catalogues , planting plans and even some new developments to return Japanese elements to the Gardens. Lots of ideas and lots to get on with!