Botanical Garden

News From the Garden

After a fascinating talk on trees in August by Mary Fenton we're pleased to say we have two more events coming up for you too. First our Open Gardens on the 20th September. To keep everyone safe and to follow government guidelines this will be in groups of 4 people per garden with strict time slots which will be issued to you a few days before. You must register by the 14th September to give us time to work out the allocations. 


On the 28th October - a week later than our normal meeting day Nathalie Mignotte will be giving us her talk "Of Meads and Flowers" online. Our pilot of using the latest version of Power Point with subtitles was a success and we've also found the "Live Transcribe" smartphone app to be a great help for members who have hearing difficulties for our virtual meetings.

The RHS top 10 jobs for the month:

  1. Divide herbaceous perennials

  2. Pick autumn raspberries

  3. Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals

  4. Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them

  5. Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway

  6. Keep up with watering of new plants, using rain or grey water if possible

  7. Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering

  8. Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn

  9. Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting

  10. Plant spring flowering bulbs, try planting some bulb lasagne in a pot for a longer lasting display. A guide on how to do this can be found 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!

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