Although spring is still a way off, a sunny day in February can give the first suggestion. Already daffodils and leucojum are flowering in the wild garden and in the little garden our snowdrops have been putting on a show since the middle of January. Most of these are Galathus elwesii, a lovely large flowered […]Read more "February Newsletter: In the garden"
Between the Orchard and the rest of the garden is a shrubbery bed which had become very overgrown and presented more as a hedge than a shrubbery. To allow light and air into the bed we have removed some weed species and interlopers, such as ash seedlings and hazels, and pruned the other shrubs removing lower branches and thinning the remaining growth.Read more "Shrubbery Clearance"
One job we must get done before the new year starts is to get some new trees in the ground. This is one of the most important jobs a gardener can do. It is our responsibility to ensure that the tree line is as beautiful for the next generation as it is today and the […]Read more "Tree planting"
Gravetye Garden Lecture at Kingscote Vineyard hosted by Gravetye Head Gardener Tom Coward Tuesday 20th February Speakers: Richard Bisgrove: William Robinson – The Wild Gardener Tom Coward: Robinson’s Wild Garden and its influence today Garden historian and designer Richard will join Tom to talk about Robinson’s life and work and discuss why one of the […]Read more "Gravetye Garden Lectures at Kingscote Vineyard"
Autumn is a busy time in the garden, preparing for the spring before rough weather starts to delay us. There are always so many jobs to do but if we can only get one thing done it is to cut our meadow before winter sinks in. In our climate, grass can continue growing throughout the winter […]Read more "Meadow cutting"
Miscanthus Sinensis Red FallsRead more "Plant of the Week"
It never ceases to amaze me what good value for money the new world salvias are. Most of them originate from the area between Mexico and northern Brazil. Few are hardy in our climate, but they are so easy to over winter as cuttings and can be treated in this way almost like annuals. Salvia leucantha has been flowering since June and continues to look good long after bonfire night.Read more "Plant of the Week"