|Visitors coming to the gardens will notice how tidy the paths are,
even the Aloe Walk has been resurfaced and one can walk up it without breaking
a leg. Many of the borders have been mulched and should benefit from it.
Recently, the entire staff went to gardens in Italy for a week on a working
holiday. They brought a few plants back which are new to the gardens and
we look forward to seeing them flower. I would like to thank the three
Irish gardeners who spent a few weeks with us, they were a great help and
said they had enjoyed working here, they were quite knowledgeable.
Quite a few plants are in flower now, the recent spell of fine weather
has helped. To mention a few, the Sophora’s on Lighthouse Walk are a lovely
show, on Top Terrace the Ericas are flowering well and we have many new
ones. Many Proteas are also in full flower, they seem to last a long time.
The Pebble Garden has been planted with scented Pelargoniums. In the next
month or so the garden will be a blaze of colour so I will tell you the
plants to look out for.
P.S. I forgot to mention the new area recently planted up by the Puyas,
mostly of Aloes and succulents.