We must all be mad, gardening on a cold, wet, early March day.

But we got a lot done, putting new plants into all corners of the Gardens! Sam is bringing structure and more year-round interest by adding Miscanthus Sinensis at the back of the dahlia border (Maiden Silver Grass) kindly donated by the John Ray garden.  John Ray founded the scientific study of plants in Britain in the 1600s and the John Ray Trust’s garden features plants that would have been familiar to him.

In the walled kitchen garden we have nearly finished clearing the last corner, ready to be turned into a lovely orchard.  The snowdrops will be returned once the ground has been cleared and any left over will be planted into a nursery bed (ready for next year)!