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Compost

Although it may seem odd to some people to become excited by rotted vegetable matter and manure, as gardeners, a large pile of well-rotted compost can be one of the most beautiful sights in a garden. 179 more words

Gardening

Autumn Vegetables

Now that Autumn is truly here the vegetable garden has taken a shift from the last of the Summer crops to true Winter ones. This year, with the proposed restaurant extension and closure of the hotel, we are in a unique position.  163 more words

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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

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Peaches

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!

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Cherries

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

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