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Walled Garden Activities 2021


March and April has been about catching up in the Garden as we emerge from our third Lockdown in March.The dry but cold weather has meant weve been able to achieve a lot of tasks.


The BIG news is we have started building our Sensory garden.  It’s a section we’ve devoted to having raised beds, pergola and a water feature. Its specifically for the senses of smell, touch, taste and hearing by using carefully planned planting. See our separate link above.



Pruned Wisteria hard around the west gate entrance.



The greenhouse is a hive of activity as not only veg. seeds being sown but lots of grass, perennial and annual flower seeds in preparation for restocking the Herbaceous Border, the new Sensory Garden and plant sales.

We are also planning for the Frieth Village Show and Horticultural show later in the Summer.




Transferred lettuce from polytunnel to Trug creating dedicated space for Tomatoes and cucumbers. Polytunnel Irrigation connected and tested.



Ken has has planted onion sets, onion seed, parsnip, radish, spring onion, carrot, beetroot seeds direct in ground. Broad beans planted out.  Leeks started in greenhouse and the ground is continuing to be prepped and mulched well with manure and top soil. All veg. is being staggered to provide an even supply of fresh veg. throughout the year for the guests of St.Katharine's House, Produce Sales and One Can Trust. 


New Dahlias are being added to the Dahlia beds to create wider array of  colour this year.


Hoses and water taps checked and repaired where needed. 

Bush roses pruned along the avenue by main frost gates.

January & February.  A cold and wet start to 2021.  We were in lockdown and the Garden was closed. So no activities.

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