Archive | Border Planning Workshop 15/16

Collection of blogs from monthly border planning workshop


BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 6 March 13th 2016

This month is our big seed sowing month. We experimented last month with coir modules and vermiculite as media but this month were going to be using good old-fashioned seeds compost and sowing into trays. Looking back through the greenhouses blogs there are plenty of posts about sowing seeds most recently by Tom here and from last […]

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BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 5 February 14th 2016

No theory this month: we’re moving on to technique. First of all we’ll be sowing some seeds. Mid February is on the edge for germination both in terms of temperature and in terms of light. With overnight temperatures often sub 5°C and with only 9 or so hours of light this is not really the […]

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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

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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BORDER PLANNING WORKSHOP Session 2 November 15th 2015

Ornamental gardening is, by its very nature, a show.You are the designer, producer and director of this show. You need to make sure that all of your plants appear and flower on time, that they look good together and that the show lasts for as long as you had planned. Having looked at assessing your […]

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