The garden is spread over 2
acres and is made up of several areas, some formal & some informal.
Changes and replanting are often carried out over the course of each
year in different places.
The structure of
the garden is composed of shrubs and trees some quite old and
established. Other plantings include a formal rose garden including
four varieties (Absolutely Fabulous, Chandos Beauty, Burgundy Ice, Tintinara ) of bush roses complemented by a selection of
shrub roses and climbers contain perennials and annuals.
The soil type is
best described as very poor ! We are on heavy clay over
sand and very thin top soil. This results in very wet or very dry
conditions with approximately 2 days when it's just right !
Vast amounts of
organic matter are constantly added to improve the soil and anything
that makes it past year 1 usually survives. Although difficult
for many shrubs the roes thrive.
There are many
different vistas some leading into 50 acres of parkland planted with
a number of e trees including a number of Qercus (Oaks) quite unusual oaks.
Garden tours usually
include a walk through the parkland and woods with the owner, taking
in all the oak plantings.
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