Walled Garden Diaries: A Confusing April

April was a tricky month for gardeners and growers across the country, the days were dry and there was lots of sunshine. But nights were cold and there was a risk of frost. So long hours of sunshine, one of the driest April’s on record, and low minimum temperatures and frosts – it makes planning very difficult indeed. Gardeners will definitely have been worrying about … Continue reading Walled Garden Diaries: A Confusing April

Importance of a Seed Sowing Plan

Sowing seeds and growing your own vegetables is one of the most satisfying things you can do. ย A sowing plan will help organise your propagation and ensure seeds are sown at the right time, plants are strong and healthy, and youโ€™re not having to bin straggly plants or lose out on harvests. It often pays to be patient and not rush. You will see all … Continue reading Importance of a Seed Sowing Plan

Enjoyable January Gardening Jobs

The first month of the year can be difficult for gardeners. It is likely to be cold, wet and maybe even snowy, but there are some very productive and enjoyable tasks that can sit atop your list of gardening jobs for January. I will be doing many of these tasks over the next few weeks and recommend other gardeners to do the same, if they … Continue reading Enjoyable January Gardening Jobs

Walled Garden Diaries: Weed, Plant, Water, Repeat

Looking back May felt a scorching month, in terms of both weather and pressure, as it was definitely a period when there was so much to do in the garden.  Plants needed to go in the ground, beds had to be prepared, watering was a necessity, while weeds were seemingly growing before your eyes.  The above was, of course, relevant to all our ornamental gardens … Continue reading Walled Garden Diaries: Weed, Plant, Water, Repeat

Walled Garden Diaries: A Transitional Time

April was a month where the Walled Garden really started developing, with lots of vegetables going into the ground while we continued to grow and nurture hundreds of other plants ready to follow them into the beds, but only once the risk of cold and frost has passed.ย ย  This is the second in my monthly recaps of what goes on in the Walled Garden. The … Continue reading Walled Garden Diaries: A Transitional Time