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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.



Plant of the Week

The Yacón

We have been experimenting with a new plant in the kitchen garden this year.

Yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius) is a perennial daisy, closely related to sunflowers and the Jerusalem Artichoke. 217 more words


Brussels Sprouts

The strong winds we had last week have put our staking skills to the test. The Brussels have been the worst hit. We’ve been working hard to get them standing tall again, as it could easily cause a domino effect!

Fay & Sarah.

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We’ve been growing chicory for Head Chef George ready for Christmas.

The process starts in the kitchen garden, where its grown for several months in beds. 160 more words


We’ve now taken our last crop of tomatoes to the kitchen. Nothing is wasted, so off went a couple of trays of green tomatoes for Chef. 63 more words

Butternut Squash and Pumpkin

Here is this years crop of butternut squash and pumpkin.

‘Crown Prince’ is our favourite pumpkin. It produces an excellent flavour, but as we found out you do need to wait till their skin turns blue, this is a sign they are fully ripe. 65 more words