Archive | Border Planning Workshop 15/16

Collection of blogs from monthly border planning workshop

BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 8 May 8th & 22nd 2016

BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 8 May 8th & 22nd 2016

It’s Showtime! With the coming of warmer weather in May the traffic in the walled garden begins to build. Our Hot! border is a showcase for the Greenhouses and needs to be complete by the end of May. There is still a lot to do. The bulk of the work is planting those tender things that […]

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BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 7 April 10th 2016

With the weather warming up the action is hotting up in the walled garden. It certainly looks as if the Cannas have all survived and there are also shoots on the H. greenii although not yet on the other gingers. The bananas have been unwrapped and both the ‘Maurelii’ and the ‘Montbilliardii’ look in good […]

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BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 4 January 17th 2016

BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 4 January 17th 2016

January is not an auspicious month for gardening. Nothing is pressing (if you’re up to date). Best to sit at the kitchen table and enjoy seed catalogues or gardening books. So whilst we’ll have a look at the Hot! border you’ll find January is its coolest month. We’re unlikely to be doing much work this […]

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BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 3 December 13th 2015

BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 3 December 13th 2015

Form, Texture and Colour I’m hoping that at least some of you will bring a short list of plants you’re interested in growing. We need to talk more about plants. For this session we’re interested in those plants form, texture and colour and with what other plants might go alongside, in front or behind. Managing […]

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H. Greenii in the west border

BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 1 October 25th 2015

In the first session of this workshop we are going to be looking at the physical environment of the border. This session’s key thought is: You cannot grow a plant in a place where it doesn’t want to grow. To grow great plants gardeners must create the environment where these plants will thrive. This is […]

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