The limewalk sits at right angles to the main drive and leads from the terrace and garden room to the pond. Its position close to the house means that it is always on display and has to work hard throughout the whole year. In the winter the red twigged lime trees glow in the absence of any other colour, before we pollard them to control the growth and stimulate the production of more young growth (for colour and leaf size). In Spring, the beds are filled with with cyclamen, erythroniums, white hellebores, fritillaria, and Pheasant's Eye narcissus, followed by hardy geraniums and Solomon's Seal. French lavender is planted in the centre bed (in pots sunk into the gravel so that we can overwinter them in the greenhouse) and this complements the late flowering Japanese anemones between the limes.