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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.
Spring is the favourite season of our gardeners, as the gardens are really at their best during the months April through to June. 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
May jobs for your garden
- Cut back spring flowering plants right after flowering, things like Forsythia and Viburnum, those two in particular benefit from a good prune after flowering.
- Lift and divide any overcrowded daffodils or bulbs
- Continue weeding borders, hoe off your beds regularly to help maintain a weed free environment. Mulch if you can to hold back tougher weeds.
- Chelsea chop flowering plants that tend to flop over under their own weight. Cut back stems by half in mid May. Check to make sure the plant is suitable for it!