Yes, yes, I’m back on the subject of Southover Grange Gardens. I promise that I will not post endless pictures of planted beds all summer long, tempted as I am to.
But there are three markers in my year when it comes to the Grange:
1) When the tea hatch opens (scrap that, this is one of the most IMPORTANT MOMENTS in my year, actch)
2) When the giant magnolia tree blooms by said hatch
3) When the dahlias are planted on the other side of the Knot Garden wall
So number one happened back in I think March, April or May (sorry not to be specific, but time is totally unquantifiable when you have small children in your life. I know you know what I’m talking about).
Number two AND number three happened end of last week/beginning of this (sorry not to be specific etc etc…see above).
The magnolia tree could by now be in full bloom, but when I saw it there were two big creamy flowers just opening. Those flowers, when they’ve unfurled, are just SO enormous and SO amazing. I’m not saying make a special trip to see them, I’m just saying look up mid-Mini-Milk-wrapper-removal, because you’ll love them.
The dahlias are everything about neon colours in nature that is pure and brilliant. (And FYI there is a point when they are removed from the ground and laid out on the grass for anyone to take. If you spot a Grange gardener, ask them when this happens.)
Here’s a question for you now: are there too many Little Lewes posts coming into your inbox these days? Are they good/enjoyed or bad/irrelevant? Let me know in comments below. I’m a big girl and I won’t be upset. Promise.