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GARDENERS DIARY - Updated 20th March 2019 - Bookmark this page for regular updates

Hugh has been head gardener at LMC since 2012. Prior to that he ran a successful gardening company specialising in the care of large private gardens and the design and installation of new gardens and planting schemes.

Since being at LMC Hugh has been instrumental in rejuvenating the stream garden and the redesigned cascades, as well as a host of more subtle changes designed to refresh and enliven the garden.

20th March 2019

Every year I seem to forget how quickly Spring takes hold.  All of a sudden, leaves are appearing on trees and shrubs, everywhere millions of shoots are popping out of the ground and primroses, daffodils and magnolias at last fill the garden with colour.

We had our first NGS afternoon last Friday. The weather was kind to us and it was great to see the first visitors of the year enjoy the early Spring colour. Coupled with the bulbs and blossom is the terrific sense of anticipation of what’s to come.

Occasionally I am asked what my favourite plant is.  Impossible to answer – in any case it depends on the time of year – but without doubt one of the main contenders is our Leonard Messel Magnolia. It nestles in a sheltered part of the garden and is first glimpsed through the branches of other trees, but boy is it good?  A lovely soft pink that illuminates the garden around it.

We are open the next two Fridays for NGS from 2pm onwards, light refreshments available. The weather forecast is good so I hope to see you here.  Good gardening.



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