It’s been a busy few weeks here in the garden. We have been busy planting thousands of tulip and daffodil bulbs which will make a fabulous colourful display when the spring comes.
My tip for planting large quantities of bulbs in a border is to lay them all out to make sure you have enough. It would be a nightmare to plant as you go then get near the end and realise you have ran out! I err on the side of caution so haven’t had this happen – yet!
So here are the tulip bulbs ready to be planted at the end of October to create a spring display.
Before the end of November our volunteers and myself have been busy trying to ‘put the garden to bed’ by cutting back the herbaceous plants, weeding, bringing tender plants indoors and finishing off planting the borders with the rest of the garden team.
It is now the time of year when our volunteers get a well deserved rest over the winter and my seasonal contract has come to an end which just leaves the four permanent gardeners to look after the garden during this time. Hopefully the volunteers and myself will be back in the garden by March.
So during this time there may not be many posts from me but I do hope to pop in for a cuppa and a catch-up with the garden team to see what is happening whilst the garden is closed for a short period of time between Christmas and the February half-term holidays.