Alan claims watering by hand is the best way to ensure plants get the right amount of water

I recently visited the Old Vicarage in East Ruston, Norfolk to a garden created by Alan Gray.  When I last visited the hyacinths were out.

Summer was bursting out all over; even the car park was mowed neatly.  Greeting you in the entrance is large planted containers with mature fuchsias to the centres and flowering begonias and geraniums.

Close to the house the containers which adorn the terraces are all planted in a theme.  All this requires loads of watering as you can see from the photo.

Alan claims the best way to water is by hand which he does with a watering can – two gallons or four gallons depending on the tub size that way you know how much water each container is getting.  Not forgetting a good liquid feed weekly.

The Desert Wash looks like parts of Arizona and is a delight at present enjoying the odd spell of hot weather.  Everywhere you go in this garden is a vista for you to take in.

There’s nothing better than having a sit down after all that walking for some delicious cake and a cup of tea.

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