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Traditional Kitchen Garden
Photo Sue Hayward
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Hayward added soft fruit cages to this part of the garden, visible with peaked tops in the photo above. These are used to grow strawberries, raspberries and loganberries. More fruit growing is underway in the beds in the foreground, too — they’re stepover apples, which are trained on wires to come up on a stem and grow low on both sides. “You take off all the side shoots,” Hayward says, “and though you don’t get many apples, the ones you do get are really fat. The trees are also lovely as an edging to a garden, as in the spring you get the nice blossom, and in the autumn the lovely fruit.”It’s not, Hayward says, a garden for beginners. “But the owners are really hands-on,” she says, “and helped me with all the planting up.”The paths through the parterre design are made from York stone, and the beds are kept in place by Victorian-style rope-top edging.