The English Garden

The Grown-up GARDEN

Glebe House was a vicarage until it was sold off by the Church in the 1960s and it came with a thoroughly disreputable garden rich in empty bottles. Its new owners got a grip on it and created a pleasant enough country garden. In their later years they received a letter from Murray and Joanna Kerr, then renting a property nearby. “If ever you want to sell it,” wrote Joanna, “we would love to have first refusal.” A couple of years later Glebe House and an acre and a half of land was theirs. With rich red soil in the Vale of Usk and with views over undulating wheat fields to the

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