Gardeners’ World

It’s been a long, wet spring… difficult to get out in the garden and complete annual jobs… but the sun is finally shining and there’s lots to be getting on with.

After two years of clearing, weeding, pruning and planting, the garden is looking beautiful. It’s certainly worth the effort! Whereas last year we had such a dry start to the year and struggling plants, this year everything has benefited from the rainfall and there are so many fresh blooms. The roses are doing particularly well – these were pruned and trained around March time; the blue Irises are numerous and fabulous in the round bed in the driveway; and the new climbers we planted next to the pergola are romping skywards!

Hopefully there will be lots of fresh produce from the potager given the climate: potatoes, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes and courgettes… and cherries, peaches, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries…

If you are lucky enough to come and stay at Le Manoir this summer you can expect lovely fresh flowers in your room and fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. Just click the reservation button on the homepage! SCH


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