Flowers: May

We are super lucky to be able to spend our time growing beautiful flowers, and we make a little more space each year to add new varieties that we have fallen in love with.  We especially like to grow flowers with wonderful scents: syrupy sweet peas, spicy pinks, warm-smelling sweet Williams, fresh springlike narcissi, sugary peonies and richly delicious roses perfume the air from late spring to early autumn.  We are always on the lookout for new and delectable varieties of our favourite standby blooms, so that we can offer our customers a palette of flowers that they just can't find elsewhere.

The season begins with a glorious display of tulips, fat juicy hyacinths, richly scented narcissi, delicate china-blue muscari and camassias, explosive alliums, and many other lovely spring bulbs in a kaleidoscopic dazzle of shapes and colours.

As summer comes the walled garden brims with old-fashioned cottage garden favourites such as towering foxgloves, frilly scabious and the fat button-like flowers of ranunculus; heady sweet peas, old-fashioned garden pinks and sweet rocket; bold and beautiful dahlias and snapdragons; and airy, elegant clouds of ammi visnaga, pink toadflax and love-in-a-mist.

Late summer and early autumn will bring us vividly coloured perennials such as physostegia, echinacea and starry Michaelmas daisies, along with bright zinnias and fresh beautiful chrysanthemums.

Our luscious, seasonal, real garden flowers are available each year between April and October.