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We’re Getting Ready…

There are signs of spring all round. In the garden, Snowdrops are at their peak in the orchard and there are crocuses all over the park and in the walled garden. With many trees budding and the equinox just 5 weeks away we’re getting ready… We’ve been cleaning and tidying. In the greenhouse we’re clearing […]

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Sowing our Vampire (and other ) Chillies

This week in the garden we will be sowing the first batch of chilli seeds in the upper greenhouse. Chilli peppers were perhaps the first plants to be domesticated in Central America and come from warmer climatic zones than ours. To allow the plants enough time to grow and ripen their chillies before the cooler autumn weather […]

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Kitchen Garden Workshop 5

We’ve prepared our beds, (have we?), and sown for early spring production. But if you’ve done nothing yet, don’t worry. You can start over from February and you’ll still be able to produce salad and vegetables for the late spring, all summer and into next winter. Sowing starts now. Or at least, it does when […]

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Irrigating, Fermenting, Kitchen Gardening and Root Cuttings

On Sunday 3rd February 11am to 1pm, Cat is running the next in her series of Edible Garden workshops. We will be looking at plants’ needs for water and examining a few different irrigation systems including laying a leaky hose irrigation in one of our long vegetable beds.  The workshop is free but please book here so we […]

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Help Renovate the Lower Greenhouses!

This week all volunteers are welcome at our Renovate! the lower Greenhouse session on Sunday 27th Jan 10 am to 3 pm. Between now and April we are going to be conserving the inside of the Greenhouse ready for the removal of the glass. This month we are going to be removing the tops of the cold frames, […]

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