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

Our Remembrance Crocuses

We’ve had fun planting  2,500 Remembrance crocuses last week and only 500 more to plant. Grateful thanks to helpers Kay, Leslie & James – Mick is the shadow taking the pic.!  

18/11/21 Spectacular Carpet of colour

Pond area in Meditation Garden, leaves of Acer senkaki have fallen today.

What to do with used Pumpkins?

As well as the usual, cooking the pumpkin we thought we’d leave our display for another week, I’ll collect the seeds to grow our own next year, then place them on the compost heap. Don’t waste the space in your green bin, you’ll need it for leaves this month. If you halve the pumpkin it’ll […]

Autumn, Season of Spectacular Colours & Skeletons

Lots of halloween features to spot on our pumpkin trail  around the gardens for children & lots of autumnal  plants for parents!

Pumpkin carving by family ‘volunteers’

We’ve enlisted help to carve 30+ Pumpkins for this weekends Pumpkin Trail around the gardens. 

Bulb Planting has begun at Birkheads
Been to Chelsea this week, made a new friend !

Made a new friend at Chelsea this week!

2020 Crocus Memorial Bank

We’re aiming to plant 2020 Crocus ‘Remembrance’ bulbs  in memory of those we’ve lost. If you’d like to donate 100 crocus bulbs £15.50  We’ll buy  plant them for you  in the gardens. When they flower we’ll send you an ecard with a picture of them & an invitation to view. Contact Christine during opening hours […]

Todays Pics from the garden

Pity the butterflies wouldn’t stay still, See you soon!                           

August in the Gardens

Eryngiums are looking good in the Avenue

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