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Llanfoist House Gardens

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Easter morning

Llanfoist House on Easter morning After the recent bitterly cold and wintery nights and dull grey wet days we are shown the …

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Orchard in Summer

 The orchard enclosed for safety for the chickens and ducks   We hope that our very large garden will attract someone to …

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Kitchen Garden Potager

The Kitchen garden is a personal passion.  The best method of growing vegetables is a combination of cottage garden and potager planting, so a formal layout was planned with the beds either long and narrow or small squares.  This makes hoeing easier so that you don’t tread on the ground and compact the soil.  The most vital part of planning this garden was to make sure that it was rabbit and fox proof.  A trench was dug all round and wire netting laid in the trench and taken up over 6 ft high.  The height was necessary because our slug deterants are ducks and foxes eat ducks!  The ducks are allowed in the vegetable part of the garden during the winter (making sure to protect the brassicas) and they do a magnificent job of clearing up all the slugs.  The goose eliminates the buttercups in the mown paths, but he is very partial to the runner beans – so his work is winter work too.

 

Scots pine along private driveway

views of the garden, the chapel and the pond

 

Views around the garden

 

 View of the Scots Pine trees lining the drive – taken from across the meadow.  The meadow had just been cut – late in the year to ensure that the seeds of the wildflowers were mature enough to regenerate.

The garden

The garden

It was difficult to see exactly what the garden consisted of when we first moved into the house.  An atmosphere of ‘The Secret Garden’ prevailed and over a period of several months we gradually found walls and steps and paths that lead nowhere.  One beautiful curved wall is still as sound today as it was when we discovered it six months after moving into the house.  Brambles clambered up into the old apple trees, terraces that once had been a productive vegetable and fruit garden appeared and once the ground ivy, vicious nettles and other invasive weeds were comparatively tamed we began to find exciting treasures such as an old asparagus bed, trained redcurrants and gooseberries.

traditional english garden potting shed

The Garden

Notes about the garden and its transformation. Large luxury house for sale with extensive gardens and paddocks. All the walls around the …