Avalon in Kent has been a fixture of the National Garden Scheme since 2019 thanks to Violet Croll. When she recorded a virtual attend to her garden, her fervent passion for her yard caught our attention, making her a wise decision to share with Gardeners ‘ World. The zealous plantswoman was quickly picked up by the BBC Television program, and she delighted viewers when she was featured. We talked to Violet to find out how much pleasure she derives from her garden and customers.

What aspect of your backyard or planting brings you the most pleasure?

Because it looks and feels beautiful all the time, the wet lawn is a source of joy all year long. Then comes the forests in early spring, then in the summertime the patio area with its peonies, lilac and lilies. Then there is the sunken lawn where all the dahlias, acers, eucomis, cannas, grapefruit trees, tree peonies and fruits are looking their best. I can almost hear them saying look at me, do n’t I look fabulous, all that love and care paid off.

The thing that brings me the most joy is buying plants and seeds for the garden, which I really enjoy, but when I say I wo n’t buy any more, I ca n’t seem to stop myself from doing so! Yet my extended family enjoys it with a dash of salt. Next comes the feeding, caring, admiring and harvesting.

Which garden plants bring you or your visitors the most pleasure?

It all depends on the time of season &#8211, there are just so many!

Roses, acers, tree ferns and other plants, dahlias, shrubs, lilac, phygelium, lilac, banana trees, flowers, poor dotty, epimedium, hemerocallis, Veronicastrum virginicum ‘ Fascination’, cercis, Polygonatum x hybridum, loquat plant, trachystemon and fig trees ( I love eating olives, but so do the black animals ). Some visitors return to the garden in August when the flowers they prefer are blooming, such as the woodlands and the dahlias.

Do you enjoy giving visitors a tour of your lawn? If so, why?

I enjoy showing guests pictures of the flowers in their gardens or sending them yard seeds. Occasionally, I can share ideas with them. Sometimes they are just looking for some ideas for their own yard, such as plants that are happy growing on a hill or in a woodland setting, and they may even be considering starting their own garden.

Where in your lawn do you get the most enjoyment?

Outside. All the time! However, I find the most pleasure in the garden in the spring and the later winter when the plants start to rise from their slumber and everything appears clean and nice. They have endured the spring, which is also great. First to late spring when the flowers, alliums, roses, bluebells, Helleborous foetidus, polygonatum, rhododendrons and clematis, asus, dicentra, paeonia look nice and fresh &#8211, with the lawn several shades of green. Next summer time the ajuga, flowers, hosta, peonies, darmeria, rodgersia, hemerocallis, kirengeshoma, phlomis, roses, pink, ocimum, eupatorium, physostegia, campsis, crocosmia, phygelius, trees dahlias to name a few. Last but not least, the woods garden’s view of the Thames river is breathtaking.


What’s the most pleasant thing about being a gardener?

to be able to see all the lovely smiling faces of vegetation when one looks through the windows. Additionally organizing and designing the lawn. For me it also has to be the buying of plants, I do n’t ever seem to be able to stop myself. I check what plants would survive in the garden if they did n’t. I am aware for certain that you occasionally have to be strong to withstand the pressure from other plants.
and hard planting conditions. I enjoy determining the best places to look. Additionally, it’s important to note the joy that the plants instill in you.

What is the most pleasant aspect of introducing the National Garden Scheme to your lawn?

It will give customers a different way of agriculture and raise funds for so many charities. I really enjoy having a group of other plant-loving persons and having fun in the backyard with other people.

Violet’s best tip for planting intentions

The planning and design that produce the feelings of happiness and peace, which I refer to as planting by feeling, means that if a plant does n’t feel right where it was planted, it can be moved to somewhere that makes me feel more at ease and calm. After purchasing a new plant, I place it in a space in its pot, and if it does n’t feel right there after a few days, I put it where it makes me feel at ease.

Violet Croll enjoys having her yard to herself. You can visit her at Avalon, Kent on schedules in May, June, July and August and by design. For more information, Press HERE.

The first article on National Garden Scheme: An enchantment of delight at Avalon &#8230, was posted in the first article.

Source: ngs.org.uk


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