Gardening

Gardening

Driest summer at Haddon Hall

Along with the rest of the country’s gardeners, here at Haddon we are doing our best to battle the extraordinarily dry conditions that have been with us now for well over a month. 
It would be untrue to say we have had no rain at all, as a couple of sharp showers have kicked up the dust on the garden paths, but the sort of prolonged spells of persistent precipitation we so desperately need are still nowhere to be seen.

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GARDENING: It’s time to start cutting back

GARDENING: It’s time to start cutting back

Although it seems like summer has just started, it’s already time to cut back some early flowering perennials such as geraniums, centaurea and oriental poppies to ensure there is plenty of room for other later flowers to do their thing.  

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A double paeony, open

Gardening: Dispelling Flower Myths

The days are at their longest and the weather is supposed to be at its warmest now, and irrespective of what the weather is actually like there has been the most phenomenal growth spurt in our gardens. At this time of year privet hedges you cut one day are already ‘woolly’ the day after, lawns need mowing at least once a week if you like a ‘bowling green’ or ‘ornamental lawn’ appearance but more interestingly - and pleasingly - gorgeous blooms are opening almost by the hour on a vast array of plants.

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