Spring Fever

Crabapple blossom

We are taking the plunge and starting to plant out tender seedlings keeping fingers crossed that we have waved goodbye to the last late frosts. It’s now a bit of a dash to get potager and vegetable beds filled and bedding planted to take over from tulips. The garden is slowly moving on with delphiniums getting tall enough for staking and peonies producing fat, promising buds.

We are very happy to be opening the garden to more visitors and start preparing for some of our usual events to return. The plant fair at the beginning of the month will be one of the first opportunities for some of our local growers to sell their stock.

Later in the month I will be running a topiary workshop looking at the choice of plants and giving tips and advice on achieving the perfect shape. There will be a chance for a bit of hands on practise (on something at the back of a border where a wonky cut won’t be noticed!)