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Fine tuning pruning

This time of year gardening is about lots of forms of tidying: pruning to get structural bushes into shape, deadheading to leave the new flowers

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Beautiful butterflies

It was lovely to welcome lots of visitors and their children this week – we are open every Thursday and on Sunday 20th August will

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Dashing dahlias

The dahlia border is now a picture, and the first job this week was to do deadheading so it looked its best for visitors! Elsewhere

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At last a few more butterflies!

Between the showers today, the butterflies, bumblebees and a hummingbird hawk moth enjoyed feasting from the lavender. And volunteers and visitors enjoyed seeing them there!

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Totally Tangerine

The dahlia delight is starting, as the extraordinarily huge Cristophii alliums fade, in the flower border in the walled kitchen garden. The rain has flattened

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We all love orchids!

The orchids on the bank are today’s favourite flower, but others are also looking lovely, in particular the waterlilies and irises and the roses. It

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The stumpery has matured

Our volunteers have developed this lovely stumpery, which has matured and will soon be properly accessible again after this year’s work on the rill. The

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