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  • More Fruit and Veg news!

    Rosemoor Garden on 28 Nov 2008 at 04:08 PM

    We have been hard at work in the fruit and veg garden this month. One of the jobs was to clear the glasshouse of the tomato crop. We had a good crop this year despite the weather. The outdoor crop was wiped out very early by blight,  a common problem for us in the south-west. Cultivars grown this year include: Beefeater, Cossack, Cristal, Favoryt, Gardeners Delight, Shirley, Sungold, Sweet Million, Sweet Olive and Tigerella.


  • Hedges and Hedge Cutting - Get it right!

    Rosemoor Garden on 25 Nov 2008 at 09:17 AM

    Rosemoor’s formal garden hedges have been in place for many years and there are A LOT of them!!

    Yew, Portugal laurel, privet, beech, hornbeam, box and holly all play a part in creating the year-round structure of the garden.


  • Bulb news!

    Rosemoor Garden on 21 Nov 2008 at 10:19 AM

    I have always thought that to get the best out of life it’s good to plan ahead - if nothing else it always gives you something to look forward to. Gardening is no different and you often get the best results if you plan ahead for the seasons to come. We are doing just that in our nursery right now, planting bulbs in pots to create a spring display for our alpine glasshouse.


  • News from the Rosemoor Veg Garden

    Rosemoor Garden on 17 Nov 2008 at 01:26 PM

    Our 3m x 3m vegetable plot is quietly heading towards winter after a very productive season. We have established a green manure crop on one half of the plot (winter tares were sown in mid September). This will occupy the bed through the winter, locking up the soil nutrients – to be released again when the crop is dug-in in the spring. The other half of the plot has a selection of oriental greens, including various mustards, mizuna and chop suey (sown in early September) providing a mixed leaf crop for adding to salads or stir fries. We will be giving regular updates on this plot throughout next year, with details of what crops should be sown when, choice of varieties and succession sowings. 


  • Winter work in the Herb Garden

    Rosemoor Garden on 06 Nov 2008 at 01:46 PM

    It always brings a smile to my face when my non-gardening friends ask earnestly, “what do you all do in the winter?”

    Over the last two weeks we have experienced some fine and settled weather, quite a boon for us in the South West; so we felt this was a good opportunity for us to update and improve the Herb Garden. This garden was originally completed in 1992 and has been in need of a facelift for a couple of years now