Botanical Garden

News From the Garden

It's great to see Spring progressing at pace in the garden the warm days and rain have made everything shoot up with Clematis, Alliums and Iris all looking stunning at the moment.

 

Our next event will be our Open Gardens with a wonderful selection lined up to share with you. Please register in advance and a few days before we'll send you your map to navigate round. Please start at the garden nearest your home and work clockwise round the village to help make sure that we keep within the government guidelines.

All being well we hope to be able to meet in the village hall once more from July.

We're very pleased to announce that our Annual Show schedule is now live, Jana and the team have done a great job with the organisation and there will the added bonus of a jazz trio and Prosecco bar to enjoy as well as the wonderful exhibits. You can find all the details here.

The RHS top 10 jobs for the month:

  1. Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds

  2. Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas

  3. Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes

  4. Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes

  5. Position summer hanging baskets and containers outside

  6. Mow lawns once a week (consider leaving some areas uncut for wildlife).

  7. Plant out summer bedding

  8. Stake tall or floppy plants

  9. Prune many spring-flowering shrubs

  10. Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch

As part of plans to increase the biodiversity of our village, a tree planting scheme has been launched, if you're thinking of adding a tree to your garden this year please have a look at the letter from Greening Mickleton here.

Our Facebook group is a friendly place for questions about bugs, plant identification and local information. You can find us by looking for Mickleton Gardening Club.

Happy Gardening!