The Manor


It has been a long time since my last blog but I want to talk about the gardens at The Manor as after 5 years of hard work I am starting to appreciate the long term efforts along with my client.

Most recently we have planted over 20,000 bulbs and although much improvement has been made in the cut flower garden over the years, including adding apricot cordons, we are still fine tuning the beds to supply flowers over a longer period, March until November.

In 2009 the cut flower garden looked like this :

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In 2011 Spring it looked like this:


closely followed in Summer with this:


Below is a general list of plant types we currently have and there is a pinboard called Cut Flower garden on my Pinterest site for you to appreciate the flowers individually.

(Paeonias, Agapanthus, Gladioli, Crocosmia, Lilium, Dahlia, Gallardia, Delphinium, Sweet Williams, Penstemon, Eremerus, Helianthus, Helenium, Lupins, Monarda and Carnations)

We are also re-creating the rose garden which is an oval 9m by 4m area and an original feature of the garden 17 years ago when my clients first moved in. I will update you accordingly however we have a fantastic local rose-breeder involved with the design and supply of the plants.

I currently have vacancies for new clients in St Albans, Harpenden, Redbourn and Markyate areas who require affordable long term garden maintenance or may require advice on a plant related issue (pests and disease solutions)

I am fully skilled, qualified and may be able to offer solutions to make your garden low maintenance and wildlife friendly with the minimum of fuss, just give me a call.

Thanks, Paul MCI Hort


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