It won’t be too long now before winter comes in with a rattle, so the moment of ‘putting the garden to bed’ is coming. The metaphorical tucking in moment approaches.
Gardeners are again being urged to give their gardens some urgent attention to prepare for autumn and the colder months.
We are very lucky in the South West that when preparing the garden for winter we do not have to put the garden totally ‘to bed’ as many others. Often plants in mild winters will continue to grow well into December.
Radishes - the unsung heroes
Elizabeth McCorquodale enthuses about one of the most underrated of garden vegetables - and one worthy of more of your time and attention.
Radishes are probably one of the most underrated of common vegetables, even to the extent that we tend not to consider them as vegetables at all and this is probably because they are so extraordinarily quick and easy to grow.
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From planting alliums to ordering fruit trees, from planning spring bulbs to storing your squashes – there’s no sign that the garden is slowing down.
Two new pieces of research confirm the importance of our gardens to both short term stress levels and longer term health benefits.
Have you visited many gardens this year? If so, has it helped your stress levels and lifted your soul?
A new campaign, launched at the ideal time to start composting, is encouraging smaller households to create their own mini compost.
A new autumn campaign is under way to encourage homeowners to create their own mini compost.
The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells will again host the popular English Country Garden Festival from Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June.
A special launch weekend held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May will celebrate the change of name of one of Dorset’s best-known gardening venues.
RHS Rosemoor launches summer long series of live events
RHS Rosemoor, Devon’s award winning gardening venue has launched ‘Rosemoor Live’ to present a series of events live from the Torrington gardens.
Open throughout the year, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm for a £2.50 charity donation.
Over the past 30 years, the five acre gardens and nursery at Broadleigh Gardens have become well established and are a major attraction to our visiting customers. Specialising in bulbs, there is always colour in the garden, which also includes many foliage and structural plants and sculptures.
Open by appointment from August 26th until 30th September, Willet Farm, Willet, Lydeard St Lawrence - call Ann White on 01984 667486 to book
A gorgeous traditional Victorian style farmhouse garden, featuring a vegetable patch and beautiful colourful flower borders over-look the rolling West Somerset Countryside,
Approx.3/4 of an acre in size, offering both beautiful gardens and spectacular scenery, including a hay meadow.
Please do call to arrange visits
Entry Fee: £3 Parking Onsite Toilet and refreshments available
Open by appointment in aid of St Margaret's Hospice until 31 October, for groups up to 25, Postbox Cottage West Bagborough - call Martin Jones on 01823 430579 to book
This stunning 1.5 acre garden on the Quantocks has been planted for all year round interest and offers superb views over the famous Quantock Hills.
With a walled top garden boasting unusual perennials, roses and climber plus plenty of late season interest including asters and grasses. In addition there is a superb orchard area featuring spring bulbs, wildlife ponds and collection of flowering shrubs.