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In 2002, a new entrance was cut in the escallonia hedge and steps built into the Potager, and the area was coordinated by Mrs. Nathan, with most of the flowers and vegetables in shades of pink, burgundy and plum.
A new thatched propagating house was created in 2007, as well as a plant sales area.
This part of the garden enjoys a micro climate from the ancient stone walls and is able to grow many interesting fruits.
'Step-over', Comice and Conference pears line the walkways, their white blossoms appearing in spring. By late summer the fruits are lushly ripening. Espaliers of cherries drip off the walls and strawberries flourish in the raised, slate-walled beds.
New Dawn roses blanket the west facing wall and flower for most of the summer. Sweet peas bring colour in June and are mixed with runner beans in rows along the glass propagating house.
Many of the plants sold in the garden are grown from seed in the adjoining, thatched propagating house.
Large pots spill with rhubarb in spring. Swiss chard is grown in abundance, both for colour and eating.
Varieties of lettuce, carrots, and many herbs are planted annually. Each year the Potager displays a colourful orchestration, with annual variety and timing differences. This vibrant area of the garden delights from May when the pink tulips start, right through to September when the Dahlias are still blooming.