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Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

● Area Five acres of gar­den, 10 acres of de­vel­op­ing wild­flower meadow ● Soil Half a spade’s depth of de­cent loamy soil, over heavy clay, so the beds in the kitchen gar­den have to be con­stantly mulched to im­prove the soil’s qual­ity ● Al­ti­tude 530ft ● Cli­mate ‘We get a lot of rain, but at least that means our clay-based soil doesn’t tend to bake and crack in sum­mer. We’re high up, so wind could, in the­ory, be a prob­lem, but, in fact, the gar­den is rea­son­ably shel­tered by trees, walls and the var­i­ous build­ings,’ ex­plains Dr Pot­ter

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