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The 'informal' garden
Dudmaston’s garden has year round appeal, with many different varieties of plants and a rolling landscape leading the eye across Big Pool and onto the Shropshire Hills beyond. They are popular with young and old for their 'informal' relaxed ambiance.
Summer is when the garden blooms and our gardeners are working hard to keep them at their best. Why not have a chat to them when you see them working to hear more about our garden vision or to pick up some tips.
We are planning the vegetable garden for the Spring, and I shall prune the roses soon, mid-March here. The snow has battered them. I have seen a few short-stemmed primroses and buds of hypatica (anemone)
Extract from her diary 2 March 1952
July jobs for your garden
- Deadhead your roses as flowers fade.
- Prune back vines to expose grapes to the light.
- Pinch out side shoots on tomato plants and start feeding with high potash fertilizer when first fruits reach pea size.
- Cut back wisteria shoots to about 5 or 6 leaves to restrict growth.