Tree’s not a Crowd: National Tree Week

Tree’s not a Crowd: National Tree Week

Naturally, we’re tree mad here at Hestercombe, and as it’s National Tree Week, we want to shout about some of the trees we’re particularly fond of. It’s both the perfect time for planting trees, and celebrating the ones we have. Did you know that our sweet chestnut on...
Putting the Gardens to Bed for the Winter

Putting the Gardens to Bed for the Winter

The arrival of November means our team of gardeners are busy preparing the gardens for the chilly winter months that lie ahead. We’ve been chatting to our Head Gardener Claire to find out what this involves.   1) Digging up the gladioli corms The sight of peach...
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...