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Apple Pruning
Apple Pruning
The week previous we had four apple and pear tree pruning workshops. We concentrated on the free standing trees in the Scottish orchard. It’s called the Scottish orchard because it features Scottish Heritage varieties...
The start of February
The start of February
  On Tuesday morning there was a lot of snow, by the afternoon much of it had thawed. On Wednesday the ground was frozen hard, so we pruned soft fruits. One in three of...
The start of the snow drops
The start of the snow drops
Above plants of interest for February in the order that they appear: Eranthis hyemalis, Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’, Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘nigrescens’, Helleborus argrutifolius, Asplenium scolopendrium   It’s been quite a sunny, windy week. The winter aconites are out and the...
January at the garden
January at the garden
      We’ve been tidying up leaves blown into different corners of the garden. Once gathered there was no space for depositing in the leaf mould bays. We built new leaf mould bays...
Happy 2018
Happy 2018
A full pond and planting trees undeterred by rain.   Happy 2018! The days at the garden between Christmas and New Year were quiet. The days were sunny and crisp. We finished laying tar...
Week before Christmas
Week before Christmas
This week has been mild, and with the schools being off, quite quiet too. The mildness has meant a slight flush of weeds, so there’s been a bit of hoeing to do. People have...
Christmas meal and Gary Leaving
Christmas meal and Gary Leaving
Monday and Tuesday were cold, the pipes had frozen. People continued to tidy the Western herbaceous border: Chopping back and raking leaves. Other people continued with the path building: Laying hardcore barrowed in from...
A wet start to the week
A wet start to the week
The week started wet, from Monday to Wednesday the rain was fairly relentless. You’re limited for what you can do in the garden when it’s like that, so at the start of the week...
Planting the winter border
Planting the winter border
It was windy at the start of the week, luckily there was no great wind damage. Other than that the week has been mild and mostly dry. We’ve started planting up one of the...