Our English fragrant rose collection has been expanded this year with an undercover rose bed helping to protect those beautiful petals from the ravages of the British weather. Shrubs and wildlife focussed new hedgerows are maturing slowly in the other garden areas surrounding the farmhouse. A large bed of dahlias with over 50 different varieties will take us from summer though to late autumn, accompanied by rich autumnal hues of flowers including rudbeckias and chrysanthemums until the frost decides to take hold.
We have expanded growing and harvesting dried flowers for the winter months which serve us so well for everlasting arrangements and for Christmas door wreaths, which compliments our festive season with locally grown Christmas trees for sale throughout December.
Looking after the health of the soil and using companion planting to give plants the best opportunity to be strong and healthy is key to what Rosie believes is vital for encouraging biodiversity without compromising on quality and beauty.