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Preparing your garden for winter

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.

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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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Jobs in the garden for October

Tue, 13/11/2018 - 10:11

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.

Garden visiting is good for the soul

Tue, 13/11/2018 - 10:02

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?

It’s time to compost!

Tue, 13/11/2018 - 09:57

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.

RHS Rosemoor launches summer long series of live events

Post date: Mon, 14/05/2018 - 13:36

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 Garden in aid of St Margarets Hospice - Broadleigh Gardens

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:49 Post author: St Margarets Open 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.

Willet Farm,Willet, Lyderd St Lawrence- In Aid of St Margarets Hospice

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 15:56 Post author: St Margarets Open Gardens

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

Postbox Cottage, West Bagborough

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 15:43 Post author: St Margarets Open Gardens

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.

Coleton Aglow

Event date
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Monday, December 24, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Monday, December 31, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Location
National Trust Coleton Fishacre Brownstone Road Kingswear Devon TQ6 0EQ United Kingdom
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