his year we went to visit the Potager Garden at Miromesnil. It has a a classic structure – 4 squares of vegetables surrounded by borders of mixed flowers. It was started in 1948 by the Comtesse de Vogue. Her son added fruit trees to the garden and decided to cut the grass on the south side of the park in a chequered design similar to that used in the 18th century. […]
If you are under glass or have a polytunnel you still have time to plant things up to overwinter. You will get a catch crop by the beginning of November that you can continue harvesting through out the winter. As long as they have some green left they will regenerate when the light turns in the middle of February and will keep you in fresh greens through the hungry gap into May when the new seasons plantings start to work. […]
Well it’s been a long week at the show and I’ve not been able to do much blogging because we’ve been so busy on the stands adding people on their lemon trees,handing out free feed and selling lots,of kaffir limes and chillies.
However one of the things that really interests is what the keynote theme is going to be.
Last year it was grow your own with a whole pastiche of doing your own farming and propagating a vision of an older, kinder, gentler landscape.
This year however we’re altogether more down to earth by focusing on the […]
Update on the Intelligent Garden Woodland Garden project 3 months in – what’s doing well and how exciting that the sheet mulch / potato combination has worked so well […]
Alex has created a garden about 50 metres long and about 8-10 meters wide along the West side of a factory unit. It has created a great microclimate on 2 terraces and after 5 years it’s already quiet prolific with an effective forest garden / permaculture mix of fruit trees, bushes, eleagnus to fix nitrogen and also to provide fruits, asparagus and some prominent cordons of japanese wineberry […]
Sissinghurst is probably my all time favourite garden to visit. I it was a dull afternoon but the bulbs were just outstanding. – particularly in the areas of woodland garden they have […]
Sometimes it’s good to step back and enjoy the seasons and spring is probably the most exciting of all. National Trust gardens are a great way to see some really stunning mature gardens and planting ideas and Nymans in West Sussex is no exception. […]
Well we’re certainly doing some of that here. Haven’t mowed the lawn yet but we’ve been dividing up perennials and sticking them into the new hedge. And the potatoes are chitting at the moment ready for their role in the pincer movement against weeds – sheet mulch, compost , potatoes – around the new fruit trees. […]
This looks like an early spring. Watch out for bugs, non vernalised and confused plants but enjoy the daffs snowdrops etc as they get underway early […]