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Fingers crossed for no more frost

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Fingers crossed for no more frost

This week the leaves on the many trees around the Garden are visibly unfurling with the warm kiss of the sun, starting to reveal their lush green colour.  At ground level, our ever-increasing display of bluebells is attracting attention - you need to be speedy to catch them, though, as they'll be over if the warm weather continues.  Why not combine a visit to ours with those at Cranham Woods, just a mile down the road?

We've been busy in the Kitchen Garden, planting out all the seedlings we've been carefully tending in our polytunnel and greenhouses.  If you look carefully, you'll see a serpentine path freshly cut through the orchard at the bottom of the bank.  This will hopefully be packed full of wild flowers when the summer comes - there were pyramid orchids last year!

That is, if our mower permits.  Sadly our ride-on is showing further signs of age and limped through most of its cutting duties this week.  It is awaiting a trip to the machinery doctor next week to have its innards seen to.

The auricula theatre is still looking particularly good - catch those sun-loving plants in flower by the Bothy this week.  We've further improved our display of plants for sale, which have continued to fly out.  And you can finish your visit with a coffee and a piece of homemade cake in our friendly, cosy cafe.

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