What, no Zoom session? Small groups actually meeting in real life?? At Garden House???
So it seems. And the residents are absolutely delighted to see us.
Well, moderately pleased, anyway
How wonderful to be back in the garden again, albeit in teeny-tiny groups and for a shorter session. It’s looking marvellous – full of Tulips, Euphorbias, Amelanchier buds, Prunus ‘Tai Haku’ blossom, Narcissi and sunshine. We got somewhat blissed out on it all.
After a little catch-up, we had time to have a wander round to see what’s been going on. There’s a lot to catch up on at Garden House.
There are big plans afoot for the creation of a dry garden; two openings over the weekend for the National Garden Scheme; G/H is shortly due to appear in the Telegraph, with Garden House friends Max and Henry demonstrating staking/support techniques using birch. It’s all going on.
Woven plant support cage
Looks deceptively simple, but when you start looking at the details…
it’s a little more complicated
Knit one, purl one…
…and, cast off
And how’s the greenhouse doing?
All neat. All labelled. All good.
Although the workforce seems a little laid back.
Are you being sarcatsic?
Jobs for the week
Think about providing plant supports
For the growing season ahead. Be prepared. One group practised birch twisting and twirling skills
In complete control
A little light weeding
Keep on top of emerging weeds. One group took on the challenge; nothing too stressful – we don’t want to overtax the compost bins on our first day back
Comb through evergreen grasses to remove dead growth
An unlikely piece of garden equipment is the best tool for the job – an Afro comb. Brilliantly effective. Invest in one now.
Short back and sides, with a Bobby Charlton comb-over
Forced Rhubarb should be ready to pick
Enjoy the Tulips
It’s good to be back