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  • ‘Inspiration from the Wildside’ at Rosemoor!

    Rosemoor Garden on 21 Apr 2009 at 02:42 PM

    As part of a major new primetime series for Channel 4 featuring Matthew Wilson, RHS Garden Rosemoor has been approached by the renowned and respected gardening team of Ros and Keith Wiley (former Garden Manager of The Garden House in Buckland Monachorum, Devon) to help them to publicise their exciting new garden that they are creating, where natural landscapes are the inspiration for both planting and painting.

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  • A BOWL OF MIXED SALAD LEAVES

    Rosemoor Garden on 20 Apr 2009 at 04:42 PM

    I particularly like those bags of mixed salad leaves that you can get in the supermarkets. They often contain rocket and are tastier than the ordinary lettuce leaves but are rather expensive. So as an experiment we though that we would try to create a similar mix but with extra flavours.

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  • Easter Trails and Poems!

    Rosemoor Garden on 16 Apr 2009 at 03:37 PM

    Over the Easter weekend, Rosemoor created a special poetic children’s trail. There were twelve poems all describing a specific place in the formal garden for the children to find, using a map. Once there they found an upturned terracotta pot and a bamboo cane sticking out of it holding a laminated question. The answers were written on their trail sheet and a letter from each answer written in a numbered box to create the words Easter Bonnet. When they had completed the trail, their prize of a chocolate daffodil was collected from the ticket office.

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  • ‘NO HEDGE TOO HIGH’ STARRING ‘JOHN MITCHELL’

    Rosemoor Garden on 15 Apr 2009 at 02:07 PM

    As a new gardener with the RHS, I am experiencing new challenges all of the time and I thought I would share this one with you.

    This week I was allocated the task of pruning the Sorbus thibetica ‘John Mitchell’. No problem I thought; this couldn’t be further from the truth

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  • Green manures

    Rosemoor Garden on 14 Apr 2009 at 11:48 AM

    In the Fruit and Vegetable garden at Rosemoor we use a number of green manures in our many plots. Green manures have the ability to perform a range of useful gardening functions all at the same time. These include soil improvement in the form of adding organic matter and nutrients to the soil and also soil protection from the vagaries of the weather in the form of a cover crop.

    Green manures encompass a multitude of crops that can, if correctly selected, span the whole gardening season and are not, as some may think, restricted to the winter months alone. Most are grown for a specific period of time before being incorporated in the soil. Green manures have a number of advantages which we value at Rosemoor; many of these advantages are also of great benefit to the amateur gardener.

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  • Easter Chicks!

    Rosemoor Garden on 07 Apr 2009 at 11:56 AM

    At Rosemoor we have been incubating four types of chicken eggs for the last 21 days - and this morning, our first chick hatched - right on time!

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