Summer Harvest Continues
The summer harvest continues in earnest this week in Stephanie?s Kitchen Garden and spaces are beginning to appear in our vegetable beds. We have already dug the garlic and shallots up and they are currently drying in the sunshine.
A Concise Guide to Garden Design by Elementa Design
Guest Blog by Elementa Design - A Concise Guide to Garden Design - some great advice on creating your own garden scheme using the same tools that a professional garden designer uses.
Garden Pests to look out for this week
Garden pests that we are on the look-out for this week are butterflies and white fly. The broccoli and sprout plants are now a really good size and we are being vigilant to make sure the netting on the vegetable cage doesn't touch any leaves, allowing butterflies to lay their eggs through it.
Time for a spot of Pruning
It's time for a spot of tidying up in Stephanie's Kitchen Garden. The hot summer weather, combined with irrigation and recent heavy rain have sent plants into a growth spurt, in particular our espalier fruit trees. We would normally be pruning these during August, but they have put on so much growth that we are going to tackle the job now.
Sowing winter cabbages, pak choi, chard, kohl rabi, spinach and broccoli
This week we will be sowing more vegetable seeds to grow plants to fill the holes that the harvest creates. We will soon be harvesting our early potatoes and our remaining broad beans which will open up more much needed growing space. We will be sowing winter cabbages, pak choi, chard, kohl rabi, spinach and broccoli.
Our dedicated design team have the innovation and experience to make your garden a triumphant reality.
From superior structures to everyday gardening products, you'll find everything we offer inside our catalogues.
Explore our useful How To Grow section packed full of gardening advice and tips to help you get the most out of your garden.
Find out what goes on in our busy working kitchen garden throughout the year with our monthly updates.