12 Apr 2014
3 Apr 2014
Growing vegetables is also part of our job in the walled garden and although it is still early in the season we have Potato, Garlic, early Peas, Beans, Onions and Shallots all coming along . Inside the glasshouses we are carefully nurturing seedlings that will be planted out after the last frost both in the vegetable patch and the cut flower garden. These include Tomato, Brassica, Capsicums, Leeks, Sweet Peas, Sunflowers and Geraniums. Ultimately both the vegetables and flowers will supply the Hall and the Victoria.
The walled gardens are a very popular haunt for our feathered friends, the constant birdsong is a delight only surpassed by the occasional glimpse of the many species of bird we are privileged to share the grounds with, these include. Goldfinch, Wagtail, Robins, Blue Tits, Chaffinch, Wren and i even saw a Goldcrest just last week.
The opening week has been blessed with some great weather, long may it continue.
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10 Oct 2013
Even at home I can't get enough of gardening. I have sown them in crates about 2 inches deep and about 1 inch apart from each other. These will stay in the crate until a year next April when they will be potted up. I have them in my cold frame.
Yesterday I was joined by Mike Glover (MD) Barcham Trees helping and showing me what to look for. Thanks to him we should have some holm oak seedlings come up in the spring. Many thanks