One of the most rewarding jobs at this time of year is to tidy up in preparation for the beginning of Spring. The Wild Garden is alive with the first shoots of the coming Spring bulbs. Before these get too far advanced we have taken the opportunity to have a really good tidy up through this part of the garden.Read more "Taming the Wild Garden"
Although the weather at this time of year tends to be rather cold and dreary there are a few beautiful blooms which brighten the grey and act as a prelude to the glory of SpringRead more "Winter Flowers"
With Autumn clearance of the beds in the Flower Garden now almost complete, we have an abundance of tender plants which need some love and attention to get them through the coming Winter.Read more "Preparing Plants in Winter"
With the Autumn clean up well under way in the garden it is easy to become disheartened about the short days and cold weather ahead of us. One great tonic for these Autumn blues is to look ahead to the Spring and all the beauty it brings. This is now the time to be planting Spring bulbs and, as usual here at Gravetye, we are planting by the thousand.Read more "Bulbs"
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"
Dahlia ‘Weston Spanish Dancer’Read more "Plant of the Week"
Succisa pratensis, also known as devil’s-bit scabiousRead more "Plant of the Week"