Journal 3.10.20

Welcome to a slice of my weekly gardening journal – the next chapter…

In my last garden journal entry, I looked back on my previous working position. After posting that entry and sharing I was really humbled by the positive and supportive responses, every one of which helped to reassure me that my decision to move on was the right thing to do at this point in time.

Something also pointed out in some of the feedback was that I had accidentally, or maybe purposely, neglected to say where I would be working. How naughty I was, or more accurately, how careful I was in not wanting to be dismissive of my last year whilst pushing on to the next.

Man! Just tell us where you’re going?” You must be thinking, so with no further ado I’m excited to reveal that my new horticultural playground is the marvellous Sulgrave Manor and Garden, where I’ll be joining the team as a good old fashioned Head Gardener.

Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire.​ The front approach to the porch beyond peacock topiary specimens.
Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire.

Now if your first thought was ‘I’ve never heard of it,’ then I have my work cut out haven’t I! Don’t feel bad, as for many things you don’t know it until you know it – if that makes sense. I can assure you though, that once encountered this prettiest rural Northamptonshire property is sure to leave a positive and lasting impression, if for no other reason that it is the home of George Washington’s ancestors – yes, the founding father and the first president of the United States of America from 1789 to 1797. (For additional info I’ll signpost you to a little more through a link at the bottom of this post).

4 thoughts on “Journal 3.10.20

  1. The website says in is closed now for 2020 season. Shame, with the American connection I thought it would have been a good pumpkin carving opportunity!

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    1. Thank you, it is a really interesting site, lots to do, & fingers crossed it’ll keep me occupied for a good while to come!


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