Gardeners’ Blog – an informal account and images of the garden past and present

WFGA VISIT

 We had a lovely day today for first group visit of the year with WFGA. A guided tour of the gardens followed by lunch then a tour of the propagation areas. It was nice to see Marian Foster from BBC Radio here again, her Gardening programme is at 9am on Sundays. WFGA is a gardening […]

The contractor have left the site.

Feb. 20th and we re-open on the 22nd. Things are being returned to normal and we’re really pleased with the standard of work. Now its up to us, we’ve laid paths, dug over the soil, reshaped the borders & we’ve emptied one compost bin over the area with another in hand for the remainder when we […]

Installation of a new sewage system

Feb 14th The new system runs from the Toilet block down into the cottage garden, the work started on Feb 4th – the first pics were too horrendous to show, 1metre deep trenches &  for sewage, rainwater & electricity across the garden and a huge underground tank put in place with 3 or 4 machines […]

January and we’re not sleeping…
Mid December

We’re still working in the gardens to keep them looking good for reopening in the spring. Its been cold this week but we’ve enjoyed the vibrant  yellow, black & red coloured stems of shrubs, scented flowers of Mahonia, Skimmia & Sarococca and there are still lots of coloured berries still around for the birds. 

Enjoy the Autumn

Top of my list is planting spring bulbs, November is the best month for planting Tulips, plant them deeper than you would normally, at least 5ins deep. For repeat flowering use old tried & tested varieties Apeldoorn & Golden Apeldoorn 8ins deep. I’ve had some flower every year since ’98 planting. A close second is […]

Lovely to See You Folks!

I’ve really appreciated seeing so many friends over the last couple of weeks after being immobile & trapped in the house for weeks since breaking my leg in August. I know now that it isn’t just the garden & the plants that I love working with, its the steady stream of lovely people who come […]

October 26th Colour
October 15th Colour
Colchicums & Crocuses

I’ve been given the ok to put weight on the injured ankle this week, its wonderful to get out and meet everyone again. ( I’m the one on crutches if you’re a new visitor) its so frustrating but I’m hoping to be able to get my hands dirty in a few weeks time!  

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