Growing Dahlias has become popular again within the last 15 years or so, some credit the late Christopher Lloyd at Great Dixter with their revival. I grew up next door to my maternal grand parents and there was a large garden producing almost all of our food. A vegetable garden and orchard with chickens, pigs … Continue reading Dahlias.
September is one of my favourite months in the garden, it could be nostalgia because we always had a wonderful show of Michaelmas Daises (Asters/Symphyotrichum) in our cottage garden at home. Many other plants also provide interest at this time of year, the annuals such as dahlias, late flowering perennials, trees and shrubs with changing … Continue reading Our Garden@19 in September.
We visited Ravelin on Sunday, one of their National Garden Scheme open days. It is situated in the next village to us, Hanley castle. The description is from their NGS page. “A ½ acre mature yet ever changing garden with a wide range of unusual plants full of colour and texture. Of interest to plant … Continue reading Ravelin.
Aston Pottery Garden. Having read some impressive reviews about the garden at Aston Pottery, Aston, Oxfordshire, we visited in August 2016. On this occasion, they were open in aid of the National Gardens Scheme charity. Created by the owners since 2009 and set around Aston Pottery’s Gift Shop and Cafe, borders flower from June until … Continue reading Garden visiting…..remember that?
This December has so far been very mild here in Our Garden@19 with only one frost. The cannas and dahlias are all lifted….. ….safely stored in the garden shed with fleece covering for the cold nights. The tender plants are divided between the two greenhouses… Two small areas have been planted with Tulips also Foxgloves, … Continue reading December 2020
Historically August has been viewed as a low period for the garden, due in part, I think, to owners of large estates traditionally moving to Scotland for the grouse season, today it is the main holiday season for everyone with school children. (Except for this year). High temperatures such as the ones we experienced early … Continue reading August Video Garden Tour.
The beginning of November saw the planting of pots with, crocus, iris, narcissus and species rock tulips. Old hanging baskets used to keep the squirrels away. Two large pots either side of the banana bench were planted with Tulip ‘Abu Hassan’, Siberian Wallflowers and Forget-me-Nots. When the rain finally eased I managed to complete planting … Continue reading Tulips, Pots and Saucers.
I have long held the view that autumn is the beginning of the gardening year, preparing the garden and the plants for their winter rest before the explosion of spring and summer glory. The main autumn project, this year, has been to move plants into their correct positions! I am sure many of you can … Continue reading Autumn Project 3 Completed.
Blogging has had to take a back seat recently with a wedding, holiday, a kitchen refit and decorating taking precedent. I lifted all the Dahlias from the raised beds last week, replacing them with tulips, also filling all the tulip pots. With the sun shining, I took a quick tour of the garden with the … Continue reading November Sunshine.
On Saturday the Black Pear Gardening Club visited Blackmore Grange, owned by Doug and Anne Robertson. A total of £206 was raised and donated to St. Richards Hospice, Worcester. The Hospice has recently launched a fundraising drive to support its £5.3m expansion plan. You can find out more via this Link 41 members visited on a … Continue reading Blackmore Grange July 2018.
I am, sadly, old enough to remember Max Bygraves singing the cheerful song ‘Tulips from Amsterdam’. Tulips along with Dahlias are a vital element to providing year round cheer and colour here in Our Garden@19 The dahlias are all now lifted and safely stored in the small greenhouse, this one is kept frost free. There … Continue reading Tulips. (From Hanley Swan).
We decided after opening the garden for a number of years in aid of the local church, along with two other gardens in the village to open for the NGS in 2015. I started my blog, Our garden@19, now replaced by brimfields.com, to provide a record of our trials and tribulations in preparing for the … Continue reading Visiting the Garden.
Welcome to Our Garden@19, Within brimfields.com I follow the year, preparing to open for the NGS while enjoying visiting gardens, the beauty of nature, the plants, the wildlife and a sanctuary to relax in. We purchased the house in November 2004 and moved in during August 2005. During that time along with decorating the house, plants … Continue reading The Garden.