Autumn's arriving in the Trerice garden as heritage apples flourish and cyclamen start to flower.
The wet spells through August might’ve put a dampener on the holidays but it was appreciated by the garden and the grass is lush and green again. The potager has also appreciated it with sweet peas climbing up the willow frame built by volunteers earlier in the year.
In the mowhay, open until mid-September, a 1km turf labyrinth was mown into the grass and has been well travelled through the summer months. In the mowhay we’ve been welcoming wildlife as well as visitors and the nettles and brambles have been managed rather than removed to encourage the space as a habitat.
Apples in the orchard are starting to ripen with heritage trees full of fruit. Local varieties like Tom Putt (a West Country cider apple) and Cornish Gilliflower (a Truro native dessert apple) surround the knot garden with other more exotic trees like the Belle de Boskoop originally from Holland.
A splash of colour has been added to the kayling lawn now the cyclamen on the banks of the long walk have started to flower.