What would you like to see in your garden next year?
August is, in some ways, the New Year of gardening. Bulbs and seeds are dormant and won’t start to put out roots underground until the Autumn. Many plants, once they have set seed, are withdrawing nutrients from their leaves.
Like January, it is a good time to reassess your garden for the following year.
While you are on holiday, if you have the time in amongst family commitments, start to think about how you would like to see your garden next year.
There is time to buy seeds, bulbs, take cuttings and buy perennials and shrubs for Autumn planting. You could even plant some potatoes in a pot for potatoes on Christmas Day – nothing is too late!
This is what we are doing in the gardens.We’re busy harvesting seed, the bulbs are ordered and we are going to have a session taking cuttings from tender perennials to store over winter in the greenhouse.
In the garden now, in order to be sure of a continuous succession of interest into Autumn, the long borders and greenhouses are bursting with ripening produce and flowers.
Many of these are annuals or late perennials, which are important to consider if you want a long season.
Yellow and bronze become key colours in the garden, complementing the grasses and foliage beautifully. We particularly like the zinnias amongst the annual barley (Hordeum Jubatum) in the cut flower garden.
Why not give our Rug Ragging Workshop a go this October? On this full day course, you will produce a beautiful panel of your own design using various fabrics from our large selection.
You will also be given your own wood turned proddy to take home to enable you to create your own works of art. For more information on all our courses, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure.
Between 21st and 26th August a group of local artists headed by Val Littlewood will be exhibiting their works in the Coach House.
The ‘Inspired by Easton’ exhibition will be open from 11am – 4pm every day (except Saturday) and is free to enter. You must purchase an entry ticket for the gardens.
Our wonderful Autumn Country Market is back for 2013 on September 8th with Lincolnshire’s finest crafts, plants and foods on show in our Courtyard.
Entry is included within your garden ticket, so make sure to come along and enjoy what is sure to be a fabulous event.