A hidden gem in the High Weald of Sussex, sensitively planted to enhance the natural landscape. A botanical treasure trove and classic English idyll make High Beeches one of the finest gardens in the South East


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

January 2013

Hamamellis mollis

Stewartia monodelpha
 A beautiful New Years Day

Hamamellis mollis, Wych Hazel, is in flower and the bark of Stewartia monodelpha glows in the sun.

The ponds are full of beautiful reflections.

The Daffodils are already beginning to sprout and there is a primrose in flower.

Although the garden is closed for the winter
there is much work to be done.  The leaves are all off the trees and so Russell and Mark are hard at work with the leaf blowers.  Other jobs include pruning and tidying up after all the recent rain.  Several of the ghylls (streams) over flowed their banks.

The Magnolias are covered in flower bud and should give us a magnificent display this year.
Fagus sylvatica Asplenifolia reflected in Centre Pond

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