The laburnum walk is looking fabulous, with cow parsley wafting along the edge of the path. These are common laburnums. Unfortunately the Gardens’ county champion Laburnam Alpinum, which used to tower over the archive building, fell last year – it had rotted through at the base and so was scarcely attached!
This week’s rain will have done the Gardens a lot of good. It made Sue’s weeding in the Italian Garden much easier. And, luckily, Sam had got her new plants into the flower border in the walled kitchen garden and Steve had planted up lots of squash and chard too. So, their plants will be happily settling into their new beds. Meanwhile, the herb border is growing strongly and bunches of the herbs are available at the Isolated Shop at Little Easton Manor.