Winter garden walkthrough August 2019

It’s been nearly a whole season since our last walkthrough. That was early Autumn, 2019 and now, here it is, the end of August and nearly Spring if such a season still exists. There’s been a lot of planting going on, but we’re letting everything go to seed so there’ll be less to do next year. Winter itself has been odd – quite warm and plenty of late rain. We’ve even had to water a few times, which was unheard of a couple of years ago. I suppose that’s what we’ve got to expect from global weirding. Anyway, enjoy the wander. Everything is pretty well as it should be…

We’re still green! 

We’ve had a couple of weeks of super high temperatures and it looks like we’ve got more to come. The garden is still kicking on. There’s still a lot of cool green space within its bounds. It’s taking more water than we’d like to keep it this way so we’re changing some plants to more productive heat tolerant perennials  I took this video as a bit of a walk through. There’s no voice over, just cool green plants… 

Winter 2018 garden walkthrough

It’s been a weird winter. Quite mild and relatively little rain. Times are a changing and we have to adapt. We’re past the Winter Solstice so warmth is on it’s way but, ironically, were seeing the coldest temperatures of the winter. Here’s a bit of a walk through of the Winter garden while all the leaves are down and you can see the ground. There’s been a few changes around the place, new plants put in and a few being watched closely to see if the come back again when the weather warms up. The goal, as it has been for a while, has been to establish perennials in the front and just use annuals for in-fill, fodder and green manure. I hope you enjoy the stroll!