Planting of 1000 Camassia and Narcissi bulbs for 2014

imagesYes that’s 2000 bulbs in total, each planted by hand!! The Pheasant Eye Narcissi have been planted round the Rondel in a horseshoe style, and specially chosen for their late flowering, in May so that (hopefully) they will be in full bloom for the first gardening opening of 2014 on the 17th May.

The Camassias have been planted in the top paddock above the Pink Horse Chestnut, in a space exactly the size of a cricket pitch. Why a cricket pitch? Absolutely no idea – it was pure chance that when we measured out the area after planting it was exactly 22 yards long! Looking forward very much to seeing what should be a glorious sea of blue on the top lawn in mid summer.