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More peaches

Peaches are one of our favourite fruits to grow and although they are one of our most challenging crops the exquisite flavour of one picked straight from the tree makes the effort all worthwhile! 61 more words

Plant of the Week

Paul McCartney is a beautiful hybrid tea rose that flowers reliably all summer. Its pink blooms are stunning to look at but best of all is its scent. 34 more words



We have five varieties of peaches at Gravetye. Most are planted under glass in the peach house and the first one to fruit is Amsden June, at the end of that month. 95 more words

Plant of the Week

Lavender ‘Grosso’

This is the strongest scented lavender grown in Provence for it’s essential oils. It can struggle in our dank English climate, but in the shelter of our Kitchen Garden it is amazing!




Some of the best things in life take time and this is particularly the case with trees. We planted our cherries some five years ago and it’s only now that we are getting our first decent crop. 52 more words


Kitchen Garden this week

It’s a gentle process training the apple step overs in the kitchen garden. We start by tying the branches in at an angle before lowering them to their horizontal position. 47 more words


After growing a range of Asparagus cultivars over several years, we have found our favourite. Asparagus ‘Guelph Milleninum’ suits our soil and conditions perfectly and is now replacing some of the least vigorous cultivars that have been dug up. 80 more words