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Country Life: planting stories at the home of Justine Picardie and Philip Astor.

Jo Thompson’s transformation of the garden at The Old Rectory in Norfolk’s Waveney Valley is featured in Country Life.  Working with her friend, and author, Justine Picardie, Jo has made a “quiet haven filled with roses and memories.” On driving through the gates, one enters a dreamy, ethereal world with wildflower planting and bulbs of tulips, Iris, narcissi, snowflakes, camassia and allium.  Two new terraces for entertaining are edged with narrow beds and borders that provide a “floriferous ruffle around the house and do not detract from the wider landscape when looking out of the windows.”  LINK