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    Rosemoor Garden on 29 May 2009 at 10:57 AM

    We planted glasshouse tomatoes during the first week of May.



  • Keeping heathers trim and in shape

    Rosemoor Garden on 28 May 2009 at 04:02 PM

    The winter flowering heathers in the Winter Garden have provided a bright splash of colour over the past few months, but by the end of April the flowers were rapidly fading and we decided it was time to give them their annual trim.  Annual pruning of these heathers (Erica carnea, Erica x darleyensis and Erica erigena) helps to keep the plants compact and encourages flowering the following year.



    Rosemoor Garden on 28 May 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Our fantastic family picnic and play area, ‘The Brash’, was officially opened on 27 May, with children pouring into the fabulous hideaway in the woods despite the heavy rain!


  • Sew Amazing!

    Rosemoor Garden on 15 May 2009 at 04:22 PM

    It really is 'A Riot of Colour' in the Lecture Hall at Rosemoor this month! The West Country Embroiderers are sharing a fascinating and colourful exhibition from Saturday 16 - Saturday 31 May (11am - 4pm), showcasing work from Embroiderers throughout Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.


  • Cutting out the dead wood

    Rosemoor Garden on 11 May 2009 at 03:49 PM

    The removal of dead wood and crown lifting of the five large oaks on the site of Rosemoor’s new Learning centre started in February and went on through March, fitting in a day or two’s work here and there when time allowed. The dead wooding was done for health and safety reasons, bearing in mind the increased number of visitors to the area following the opening of the Learning centre, and the increased risk arising from having a building nearby, should any branches fall on it. Crown lifting would also allow easier vehicular access during the building phase.

    There were a lot of people involved in this operation at one time or another, working on the ground as well as Tom and Jonathan and the other climbers in the trees, but unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of everyone together.  The trees, however, were real beauties and some of the views of the garden from their crowns were fantastic. Unfortunately, on the days I had my camera it was always cloudy, but I thought people might like to see the pictures anyway. Time allowing we will get back up the trees during the summer and might be lucky enough to get a sunny day for a couple of snaps of the garden in all its glory


  • Our Woodland Show Garden

    Rosemoor Garden on 05 May 2009 at 02:07 PM

    At the RHS National Rhododendron Show last week, my team and I created a miniature woodland garden highlighting the variety of plants which can be grown in this situation. We do not as such plan the content of the display, it is more down to everyone’s creativity and what plants are in their prime at the time, the only limiting factor is the dimensions of the site, approximately 4 metres (12 foot) x 2 metres (6 foot).