All hail the daffodil which is currently on parade in vast
battalions throughout the gardens. Generally smaller flowering
varieties have been selected for their flowering time, character
and colour and happily they are bulking up nicely.
After all the rain last year, this year's dry weather is capping
the growth of the garden, you know how it is - gardeners are never
really happy with the weather but our spuds, onions and their
allies have now been harvested in the kitchen garden.
My my my hasn't it been warm so far in July? Those poor people
who have to work in offices then make their way home on buses or
the tube - don't you pity them while you're strolling around West
Dean Gardens gazing on the bucolic South Downs scenery whilst
taking in the more recent work of the gardens team.
What a well behaved spring we're enjoying; cool temperatures
with some sunny days bursting through allowing enough time to get
on with seasonal work - unlike warm springs where watering becomes
the name of the game.