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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


Plant of The Week

Hereford Russet – Apple Fruit Trees

Something interesting is happening in the Kitchen Garden at the moment and it involves some very special apple trees. 162 more words


Pruning in the kitchen garden

The winters sun has been truly beautiful today and it almost felt like spring was in the air. The team have been in the Kitchen Garden pruning red current fans which are on our north facing wall, as well as our prolific gooseberry bushes and hybrid tea roses which are used by our florists to decorate the manor in summer.