With the feel of Spring in the air our thoughts are quickly turning to getting some vegetables under way in the Kitchen Garden. Whilst we have been busy sowing in the glass houses for several weeks now the time has come to start some direct sowings.

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Planting Trees

During Winter we cleared many areas of the garden of old trees and shrubs which were either dead or past their best. This opened up some lovely spaces in which to plant new trees and we have taken advantage of some of these gaps.

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Baby Vegetable Beds

With the fine weather we have enjoyed this week we have been able to undertake what I consider to be the best job in the Kitchen Garden, the digging of the vegetable beds. Along the warm South wall we have a series of small beds dedicated to the growing of baby vegetables for the Chef.

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A Winter Garden Activity

The dreary winter weather can make even the most enthusiastic gardener reluctant to visit their sleeping garden. However, each season has its highlights and although the winter garden requires a closer examination to appreciate its beauty, there is much to enjoy during this time of year.

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Seed Sowing

With January now over it is time to look forward to the Spring and start with some of our seed sowing. This week we have begun sowing early crops for the poly tunnel, such as spinach and Pak Choi.

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Taming the Wild Garden

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.

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