Meet Our New
We would like to introduce to you our new gardening team!
A very warm welcome to Laura our new Head Gardener. Laura is an RHS qualified, very experienced gardener who has come to join us and lead our gardening team. Laura has run her own successful gardening business and brings a multitude of skills and talent with her.
Harry has been with us for a while now and is himself a knowledgable and enthusiastic member of the gardening staff. RHS trained and a qualified arboriculturist as well as having a keen eye for garden design too.
Jaz is a bright and bubbly addition to the team and has a great knowledge of plants and cultivation. Jaz is studying for her RHS qualifications at college and spends her spare time growing plants and studying all things gardening.
Ed is working with the gardening team part-time and the rest of the week he is joining the maintenance team. Ed is planning to study for his RHS qualifications too and is a great addition to the WGB team.
And last, but most definitely not least, is Clare. Clare has been with us forever and is an extremely experienced and valuable part of our team. Clare works part-time to fit in with her family commitments and can turn her hand to anything that is asked of her.
There is always a member of the gardening team around the garden for you to ask any garden related questions and there will be a gardener every Sunday on the plant stall to advise on all the plants, trees and shrubs for sale.
From left to right:- Clare, Harry, Jaz, Laura and Ed.
It’s great to see the daylight hours begin to lengthen as we go through February.
Here at The Walled Garden we are busy beginning to sow seeds such as Tomatoes, Sweet Peas and Lupins.
Our Snowdrops are all out in the woodland garden and are giving us quite a show as well as the Hellebores giving some colour above the white.
The Gardening Team have been busy cutting down all the grasses and the Verbena to tidy the lake area as well as cutting-back the climbers and the Wisteria.
Now is also a good time to move any plants that are in the wrong place as the ground is wet and the plants are dormant so we have moved lots of our shrubs and perennials into their new areas ready for Spring. Whilst we have been moving plants we have also been splitting them down to size if they have got a bit too big for their area.
We still have so many bulbs here that are continuing to grow more by the day and I cannot wait to see them flowering.
Now is a good time to prune any Buddleias and Elders to keep their height under control for the coming season.
We will begin to feed our Roses over the coming weeks to coincide with their first growth.
Enjoy the garden while it’s mild.