These mini-meadows have matured and the plant communities within them are fairly stable.In June and July the meadows are flowery and buzzing with insects.Although the soil at Furzehill is mainly intractable clay there is a good patch of deep dark soil that was once the garden of a cottage long gone.The methods used are generally very traditional however they do have to go to some lengths to avoid loss of crops to wildlife, Voles and Badgers being the main offenders.
It has evolved over the last 20 yrs with a pretty cottage garden, vegetable plots, wildlife zones and a tiny oak wood coppice, all combining delightfully into a rambling mix that has a broad appeal whatever your gardening interests.
This garden has completed its openings for the National Garden Scheme this year. Or why not favourite this garden below so that you can get emails sent to you when it is next due to open?
On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.
Trees and Shrubs Richard grew and planted a selection of fruit and ornamental trees back in the 1980s and these make up the framework of the garden.
New trees are always being planted to replace the ones that decline through age or disease.
The plants are mostly ones that have been the subjects of photographic work having been grown in large pots until flowering and the photos taken then planted up for longer term assessment.