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Our lovely relic

The Periploca graeca (silk vine) is our relic from Peto’s enormous treillage pergolas across the croquet lawn. It is covered in these lovely small purple flowers, which then turn into oversized silk lined seed pods. It is in a lovely shady spot, so probably is not baking in this heatwave!

Sue and others managed to get lots of watering done this week, before retreating to the shade. We are hoping for rain overnight so the Gardens get watered and our veg crop continues to plump up in time for the 26 June Open Day, but without spoiling visitors’ enjoyment of the Gardens in the meantime!