Apples specifically help improve the functioning of the bacteria
living inside of our large intestine, and early studies show that
apples change the metabolism within the digestive tract and change
the balance of bacteria. Read more about the health benefits of
apples in our blog.
At this time of year there is a flurry of list-making as jobs to
be done in the gardens are arranged and rearranged according to the
weather and priority. It's all about housekeeping in November, a
case of which glasshouse to empty then clean and in which order.
This is a glorious stroll that takes you from the richly planted
ornamental grounds through the simplicity of the landscape park,
the arboreal splendors of the arboretum and thence into the upper
landscape park with panoramic views of the beautiful South
The dry September with less than 10 mm of rain recorded has been
the driest at West Dean in the past 34 years. We could do with some
rain, a generous 15 mm right now would suit nicely. Read more in
our October blog.
As September slides by the damage limitation exercise that is
the garden after a long summer slips into history and we can relax
a little. It's also the time to savour the fruits of our labours as
the grapes, apples and pears ripen and are picked in the