By Tim Hewitt, St Mary’s Head Gardener/ Community Gardener
Little bits will be added to the new sand bed, but a lot of the planting is complete. Expect it to look rather underwhelming for Autumn and Winter, then get going in Spring. Bulbs, seed and a few more plants are still to come. The South Bed will continue to be taken down this week, even as some parts are in their glory. Tree care, grass management and cutting back are all ongoing. It is a good time to sow hardy perennials and annuals, to make strong seedlings before it gets cold.
This is the season of Anemone, Symphotrichum, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Morning Glory, Nasturtium, Mina lobata and Cyclamen.
Quote of the Week
“Garden with your footprint in mind. Thirty million UK gardeners can make a huge difference.”
-Alistair Griffiths, RHS Director of Science
- Container and Window Box Planting: 16 October from 10.30am-12.30pm
- Low-Maintenance Gardening: 6 November from 10.30am-12.30pm
- Bulb Planting: 20 November from 10.30am-12.30pm
- Rose Pruning & Care: 8 January 2022 from 10.30am-12.30pm
St Mary’s offers weekly supervised volunteering in the churchyard at these times:
There’s no need to book; just turn up, preferably with your own gloves. Tools and expert instruction will be provided!
Burials in Bloom 2021-22