How to plant Snowdrops

How to plant Snowdrops

The snowdrop brings a cheerful reminder that spring is on its way, and Hestercombe’s Head Gardener Claire Greenslade explains how and when to plant snowdrops. How to plant snowdrops Already we are seeing the snowdrops popping up in gardens and glades, thanks to a...
Autumn Gardening: top tips

Autumn Gardening: top tips

Head Gardener, Claire Greenslade gives some top tips on autumn gardening. Now autumn has truly arrived there’s no need to down tools and hide until spring. We’re lucky in Somerset because we get to hold on to the warmer temperatures for longer and thanks to plant...
Gardeners’ World favourite Monty Don on BBC Two

Gardeners’ World favourite Monty Don on BBC Two

We got more than our five minutes of fame this month when we got special treatment from Gardeners’ World favourite Monty Don on BBC Two. Navigating through 400 years of Britain’s gardening heritage, The Secret History Of The British Garden examined how traditional...
Children’s garden

Children’s garden

This cute little house and garden is on the Castle Drogo estate and was built as a childrens garden. Quite adorable! Gertrude Jekyll was a big fan of childrens gardens and in fact wrote a book on it. She encouraged whole minature kitted out houses so that kids could...

spring in the gardens

Thought I would share some new plantings in the garden that are looking great – alongside some old favourites. There are several Choisya in the gardens and they are full of flowers at the moment.   The Cistus are coming out on sunny days. I love their...