18 Apr 2014


Another amazingly busy week to report at the Holkham walled garden.

This week we have been focusing mainly on potting up thousands of bedding plants that are destined for our events room, these include Lavender, Dahlia, Petunia, Cosmos and Pelargoniums.  Once the plants have grown on we have a small army of school children coming to help plant them, the designer for the bedding plan is the lucky winner of a design competition we set these school kids earlier in the year.  Pictures will follow.

We have been blessed with wonderful weather again this week, which has really let the plants do the talking, so without too much more to say ill let pictures speak a thousand words.

Intriguing Melianthus major, in flower which is rather unusual for this time of year.

 Lovely Ceonothus Sp. alive with the buzz of adoring bees from our apiary.
The meadow outside the walled garden is full of Cowslips, the Latin name Primula veris loosely translates to "First Flower".

 The almost blinding Euphobia polychroma "Sonnegold".

The garlic is rocketing on in the veg patch and will one day no doubt help flavour a dish for the family.
The first few Parsnip seedlings are racing away at their stations, the winner gets to stay when thinning time arrives.
This week also saw the installation of our new interpretation boards that help guide the visitors through our garden, these excellent sources of information were expertly framed by two of our skilled volunteers using estate sourced oak.  If you like them please let us know in our visitor comments book or the comments section below.
Many of our cut flower seedlings have germinated and are pushing up thier infant seed leaves to the nurturing light.  In the vegetable section we have germination of our giant Marrows sowed just last week as well as Okra and Aspargus pea.
Should you visit us this Easter weekend, we hope you enjoy the walled gardens and the Easter games we have provided for children.

1 comment:

  1. Great to read about the work that goes on 'behind scenes' the gardens are looking so much better this year.


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