Head Gardener’s April Blog

What a cold, damp start to the year, across our garden everything is so slow to start. Last year we were a full month ahead.

Normally this time of year our kitchen garden is producing well, would be producing a bounty of Asparagus, spring onions, spring cabbage, purple sprouting broccoli, but this year only leafy veg, a leeks and the remnants of last year’s squashes are available, but the cold and damp weather has held everything back. Luckily things are on the turn and we are seeing some warmer weather on the horizon.

This month the team have undertaken two very important tasks in the garden. Preparing and planting up the hanging baskets destined for Ore Village. We support the organisation Ore in Bloom, in helping to keep Ore village tidy and full of colour.

Meadows, We have been mowing paths into our Perennial wildflower meadow on the Russian Steps and have sown our Annual.