beech is the height of style TINY 9 green caterpillars are eating my gooseberry leaves.
The yew tree hedges and Irish yew walk, pleached
and avenue lime trees, the formal ponds, pathways and trees all enhance the setting, and even though the house is closed for the winter it still looks splendid in the beautiful grounds.
Most renowned features include the Furlong Walk, an avenue of pleached
limes and the I lex Avenue.
A row of pleached
lime trees was grown at a specialist nursery in the Midlands ready for transplanting to Broadgate.
It is intensely green in part, with a lawn under pleached
trees, and partly stone paved, as an inward-poking public space from the river terrace, which has been extended along the river in front of the new building.
A line of pleached
Limes screens the lawns from the tennis court.
limes are all pruned, lawns are fertilised and mown and our daffodils and narcissi are in full flower.
It will take hard pruning and shaping into standard or pleached
hedging, arches or alleys.
Not the pleached
lime trees but the eight wooden posts nearby which contain hidden loud speakers.
In the attractive courtyard there are box hedges, a rose bed and shrub border Behind the house is a landscaped, partwalled cottage garden with lawns, large Indian sandstone raised patio screened by clematis and pleached
holm oak with brick edged gravel paths, rose covered archways and box parterre rose beds, herb garden, shrub and herbaceous borders.
She surrounded the plot with a screen of pleached
trees then added a trendy floating glass deck, which gave this garden a modern twist.
Our main task then this week has been to prune the pleached
lime avenues planted on either side of the main lawns.
The property is surrounded by lovely gardens including a recently planted orchard and a more formal area framed by pleached
limes and incorporating a landscaped water feature.
THIS week we have been very busy mulching borders, planting herbaceous plants, pruning the pleached
lime avenues, lawn mowing and planting shrubs.
trees - which look like hedges on stilts - will allow a clear view almost 10 foot high on all four sides.