Summer in the garden at Croft
The walled garden at Croft is bursting with summer colour, so now is the perfect time to pack up your picnic hamper and spend an afternoon relaxing in a deckchair.
Blue globe thistles, yellow giant scabious, white Shasta daisies and purple acanthus are all putting on a spectacular show, following on from the old fashioned rose cultivars such as ‘Ludlow Castle’, ‘sweet Juliet’ and ‘Zephrine Drouaine.’
Such an array of flowers is attracting a host of insects to the gardens. Honeybees and bumble bees are around in abundance and butterflies such as small tortoiseshell, peacock and comma are around in the walled garden. We have even had a sighting of the elusive and spectacular silver –washed fritillary butterfly. We are also starting to see slow worms, the odd grass snake and lots of baby great – crested newts in the pond.
All in all summer is shaping up really well and all the garden team agree that the walled garden especially has never looked so good.