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March in the Community Garden

What a difference a year makes! February saw nearly 3 weeks of unseasonably high temperatures and can you believe that on the 26th (a year after experiencing the Beast from the East) we had a temperature of 17 degrees and we had to water the whole plot! The temperature was so high that some seedlings […]

Ready for spring

The start of March already and the recent spell of unseasonal weather has made it feel more like May.  I am jolted into the realisation that spring is upon us and there are still several winter jobs to get done. My optimism at the start of autumn, with that long list of things we could […]

Tom Hart Dyke talk

TOM HART DYKE Plant hunter and gardener with passion Come and hear his exciting tales of……   Growing up at Lullingstone Castle Kidnap in the Columbian jungle The making of a ‘world garden’ at Lullingstone Castle Cressing Temple Wheat Barn June 9th 2pm Ticket price £12   More about Tom Hart-Dyke: Tom Hart Dyke first […]

February in the Community garden

Now we’ve entered the new year, even though the weather is cold, damp and downright dismal, the daylight hours are increasing and Spring is within reach, the seeds for the coming year have been ordered and the new growing season can soon start. February means we can sow more broad bean seeds outside, weather and […]

Cold….but so beautiful

I have always had a dislike of the cold.  I thrive on the sun and the heat so on days like these you are likely to find me wrapped up in at least five layers of jumpers and still complaining about numb toes and fingers. But, I have to say, there are so many things […]

Happy Christmas

As we all retreat indoors, ready to spend a few days away from the garden it is comforting to know that everything has been left neat and tidy and the plants that need a bit of extra TLC at this time of year and all safely tucked up somewhere. Our gardeners’ shelter comes in very […]

Damp and dismal

Sometimes it can be hard to keep one’s spirits high at this time of year. It all looks so sad and drab and the nights fall so quickly. Every job we do seems to be a messy one and some days, when the wind is sharp and air damp, we really have to steal ourselves […]