Since purchasing AL RU in 1981 the gardens have grown from a few daffodils with sheep grazing its perimeters to 10 acres. AL RU is a flowering country garden that changes with the seasons. Filled with self-sewn plants there is always something of interest to enjoy. Winter colours are bright pink silene and lime green euphorbia and prunus blossoms. The newness and vitality of Spring is signalled by daffodils, blue bells and blossom trees in whites and pinks followed by AL-RU campanula, peony poppies, iris and roses. Summer heralds hollyhocks, more roses, day lillies, blue and white agapanthus, belladonna lillies, canna and asters follow suit. Plectranthus take a bow in autumn and mimulus perfume the air.