Winter Gardens Blog. Time moves on…

Winter Gardens Blog. Time moves on…

Happy New Year to you all!

Another year passes and another begins; a time for reflection on the past year and a time of looking forward to the new seasons in my winter gardens blog.

In early November 43,180 bulbs arrived for our 2015 display. Having that many bulbs in front of you is daunting, but our Gardeners potted and planted a whopping 42,000 of them by Christmas. Now, if  all goes to plan, which is very weather dependent, the first will start to bloom in February and the last will be flowering in June. Time (and weather!) will tell…

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Winter Head Gardener’s Blog – A winter’s tale, perhaps!

Winter Head Gardener’s Blog – A winter’s tale, perhaps!

There is a rumour that at this time of year most gardeners sit in front of a roaring fire, drinking warming soup looking at seed and plant catalogues, in a sort of warm and cosy hibernation. If only that were true!

It is in fact the time of the year when the seed and plant catalogues come through the letter box and the choosing of plants for the following season is put onto paper, or spreadsheet! We take photographs of the borders through the summer to remind us of what grew well and what did not and more importantly where there are gaps that we need to fill. And also in the vegetable garden in the Walled Garden – which vegetables the chefs loved and which did not go down so well. We are of course eager to see what new varieties there are to try for next year…

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