Summer days are here again - sipping G&T on the terrace, lounging in our pools and holidays in the Algarve!? You must be kidding, for Head Gardeners Lucy and Saul it's full-on gardening, as our plots and patches reach the zenith of there horticultural output. This is the season when we really see the results of all those labours over the previous 6 months - colour, texture, scent and flavour all reach their crescendo as the garden provides us with the visual and edible treats that we work so hard for. Enjoy theses long days and wallow in the best gardening has to offer.
Phew! There doesn't seem much time to catch breath, at the moment. Lucy is still unpacking from her show garden adventures, while Saul is dashing between RHS Plant (TOP!) committee duties and Hardy Plant Society events. But the estate gardens are still growing so the duo must also give them due attention and management. Scorching weather has lessened the speed of turf growth (thankfully) so mowing tasks have been replaced by watering and deadheading. Plus, we must also make time for the all-important job of biscuit eating! Thanks Audley End visitors, you're keeping us going ;-)
Intro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io
"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)