One of our projects this autumn is to develop our cut flower growing in the kitchen garden. Cut flowers are one of the most important crops we grow and every morning Head Florist Sue and her team crop from the garden for the manor’s displays. Good quality cut flowers are a high value crop and […]Read more "October Newsletter: In the garden"
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"
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"
Autumn harvest is now at its climax with our crop of squashes. These vegetables used to be quite unusual in the kitchen but now it has become one of Head Chef Georges staples. After several years of trialing, George has selected four varieties: Hunter, Hurricane, Autumn Crown and Crown Prince. These are all wonderful varieties […]Read more "Squashes"
As the landscape changes and Winter sets in, Autumn can often be viewed as an ending. But in the garden this is far from the case. With bulbs to get in, trees to plant, there’s lots of new things happening. But most exciting is to sow our seeds for next year. By sowing annuals now […]Read more "Sowing Seeds"