The Garden Blog

Welcome to The Garden Blog.

Our garden & grounds have various flowers and trees dotted around our 14 acres of land and throughout the year we plant many more beautiful plants and flowers, some of which are available to buy. (If you are interested in what we are selling head over to Plants for Sale)

Sue & Mike are avid gardeners and pride themselves on making Danemere look beautiful. When Sue & Mike first took over Danemere in 1988  it was a blank canvas, they have spent years working hard; planting, sowing and growing to get to where we are today.

Take a look at some of the snaps we have taken of the growings-on around Danemere and enjoy!

Autumn 2020

6th November 2020

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Mike has been busy planting trees, 60 left to go!

 

28th October 2020

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26th October 2020

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24th October 2020

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22nd October 2020

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21st October 2020

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20th October 2020

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19th October 2020

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18th October 2020

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17th october 2020

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14th October 2020

 

 

 

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8th October 2020

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6th October 2020

Autumn honeysuckle

 

 

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4th October 2020

We apologise for the delayed update!

It's looking very Autumnal here now, we love the earthy colours autumn brings.

 

 

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Summer 2020

14th July 2020

 

 

 

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13th August 2020

Wet & rainy storm day today - we needed this today after the hot weather we've had.

Collecting home grown plums with our little 'helper' Flora

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12th July 2020

34 degrees, Scorcher of a day!

 

 

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11 August 2020

 

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10th August 2020

Wizard peeking behind the tree

 

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28th July 2020

 

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25th July 2020

 

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22nd July 2020

 

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18th July 2020

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15th July 2020

 

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10th July 2020

Our home grown delicious tomatoes freshly picked

 

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9th July 2020

 

 

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8th July 2020

 

 

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7th July 2020

Chocolate cosmo

 

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15th June 2020

 

 

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5th June 2020

 

 

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4th June 2020

 

 

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3rd June 2020

Its raining! Well... atleast the plants will be happy!

 

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2nd June 2020

Roses aiming for the sky..

 

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1st June 2020

We have had so many butterflys visit our flowers in this lovely weather! Can you spot the bumble bee on his way to retrieve the pollen from the Penstemon?

 

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31st May 2020

Our highly requested hanging baskets are now ready and looking to make a home beautiful!

£20 / £30 depending on size.

 

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30th May 2020

Take a look at some of the wonderful plants we have for sale!

 

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29th May 2020

 

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28th May 2020

Red sky at night shepherds delight!

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26th May 2020

A very pretty Peony.

We also caught Miley, Sam & Purdy sitting together for a change, notice how sam is looking away - he doesn't like socialising! Perhaps it's because Miley is a greedy food thief!

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24th May 2020

Exciting news! Our tomatoes are going to be ready in the next couple of weeks!

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22nd May 2020

Hostas & Cornus

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21st May 2020

the caterpillars have been very busy munching on our leaves!

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19th May 2020

 

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17th May 2020

 

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16th May 2020

 

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14th May 2020

 

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12th May 2020

 

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12th May 2020

 

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13th May 2020

 

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11th May 2020

Foxglove tree

 

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10th May 2020

Mike has been busy pruning the willow walk (poor Mike!)

1st picture - 1/4 done

2nd picture - Finally finished!

 

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9th May 2020

The last time we took a photograph of the wisteria was on the 30th of April (see blog post) and just look at how much it has flowered, its really came to life now!

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8th May 2020

Some of the many bird feeders we have in our gardens, keeping the birds happy & singing!

 

 

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7th May 2020

Iris & Cercis

 

 

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6th May 2020

A sun shining day =  beautiful walks here with the dogs (and Miley when she decides to tag along!) we have plenty of trees which create that much needed shade for the dogs when it gets too hot. These trees were planted by Sue and Mike over 20 years ago! Can you believe that when they first took over Danemere there were hardly any trees, bushes, shrubs, plants at all?! Looking back on photographs you can really see how much love and hardwork has been put into these grounds.

 

 

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5th May 2020

Viburnum snowball - don't they just look wonderful? You can see why they got their name!

 

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3rd May 2020

 

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1st May 2020

Chestnut tree

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30th April 2020

Our Wisteria is starting to flower and our crabapple tree is stunning!

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28th April 2020

 

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25th April 2020

The hedgerows are looking fantastic

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23rd April 2020

We have sorted out our plant sale display and have some lovely plants for sale and of course, someone wanted to 'help'...thanks Miley, great work!

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23rd April 2020

More birds spotted over the last couple of days - Buzzards, Hawfinch, Greenfinch, reed warblers, starlings and unfortunately sparrowhawks.

One of our staff members (who is not familiar with species of bird) spotted two magpies, two for joy! If of course you believe in the old nursery rhyme..

22nd April 2020

We have just sowed cucumber, sweetcorn, parsnip, lettuce and we have planted some potatoes.

Fingers crossed for a delicious crop this year!

19th April 2020

We have spotted lots of birds visiting our grouds recently, we have bird feeders dotted around for them to feast on and enjoy. We have attracted the following;

black birds, robins, flocks of sparrows & goldfinches, great tits, chaffinch, pigeons, long tailed tits, goldcrest, yellow hammers, dunnock, collared dove and a lesser spotted woodpecker.

We also have our regular pheasants visiting us.

16th April 2020

Not only do we have Peppers, melons and tomatoes growing well here we also have broad beans, french beans, peas, carrots, beetroot, raddish, purple sprouting, broccoli, romanesco cauliflower and savoy cabbage. WOW, we can't wait to taste!

14th April 2020

Our tomatoes, peppers and melons are thriving in this weather! We will be updating you with pictures very soon!

14th April 2020

Our tomatoes, peppers and melons are thriving in this weather! We will be updating you with pictures very soon!

12th April 2020

We would like to wish a very Happy Easter to everyone!

All of our Crab Apples are flowering and all of the edible apple, pear & plum trees are in full flower so hopefully we will get a good crop this year. We will be taking photographs soon.

Pictured is our enormous wild cherry tree.

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11th April 2020

Its Easter sunday tomorrow & what a lovely weekend it is! The sun is still shining and it is currently 24 Degrees! Beautiful weather.

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10th April 2020

All of our spring flowers are blooming and the hedgerows are greening up!

We have lots Tulips, Narcissus, Helleborus & Muscarc in flower and our sycamore trees are also in flower.

 

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5th April 2020

 

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4th April 2020

Kitty is going on an adventure!

Daffodils are a sure sign of Spring & Easter joy.

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3rd April 2020

Early morning walks..

We have planted 3 new beautiful cherry trees along our path and they are now flowering well.

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2nd April 2020

The dogs are having lots of fun in the nice warm weather.

Ziggy it's not a real horse silly!!

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1st April 2020

 

 

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30th March 2020

Kitty is having fun bird watching.

The birds have been singing so loud recently, it truly is beautiful to walk around our grounds and hear nature calling. We have spotted 4 song birds amongst other common birds!

 

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27th March 2020

 

 

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25th March 2020

 

 

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24th March 2020

With the current pandemic situation we must stay positive, the sun is shining and gardens are looking beautiful. It certainly helps put a smile on our faces.

 

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23rd March 2020

 

 

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22nd March 2020

Magnolia tree is looking 'Mag'nificent

 

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10th March 2020

Pops of colour!

 

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9th March 2020

A flowering cherry tree means there truly is a hint of spring in the air!

 

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1st March 2020

It has been a very up and down weekend with the weather but the sun is shining today, it's windy but who can complain after all of the rain we have had recently? At least the sun is out...for now!

 

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21st February 2020

 

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18th February 2020

 

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16th February 2020

Storm Dennis is still persistent!

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15th February 2020

It's a wet cold, miserable, stormy day however, our gardens really help brighten the place up and put a smile on our faces. The tomato plants growing nicely (we cannot wait for them to be ready!) and the flower beds are really starting to come alive now.

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8th February 2020

The flowers are starting to come to to life, blooming well and injecting colour to our grounds.

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