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  • "For they are Jolly Good Vollies" ( Part 1)

    Rosemoor Garden on 29 Jun 2009 at 10:38 AM

    On many occasions whilst working in the garden, many visitors have stopped me to pay compliment to all the gardeners of Rosemoor on how lovely the garden looks. I am always keen to tell them that we have a lot of help from our volunteers who come in on a regular basis and some choose to help out every month of the year. So, I thought I would give you an insight into who Lady Anne’s Garden volunteers actually are! These are just some of our friends of the garden...




    Rosemoor Garden on 26 Jun 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Earlier this month I noticed rust appearing on the garlic crop and the chives in the border nearby. No sign of damage on the onions. 




    Rosemoor Garden on 23 Jun 2009 at 11:26 AM

    For the first time last year (2008) we had a bad attack of Gooseberry Sawfly on the Jostaberry. The plant is about 14 years old and this was the first time I noticed any sawfly damage.


  • Bloomin’ Lovely Scents of Summer!

    Rosemoor Garden on 19 Jun 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Rosemoor’s two Rose Gardens are looking (and smelling) absolutely fantastic at the moment, even if I do say so myself! In fact, many of us can’t actually recall a time when the roses and associated planting have looked so good. The Queen Mother’s Rose Garden is the more formal of the two, but in my opinion, it’s the Shrub Rose Garden that really steals the show this summer.


  • Bender in the Woods

    Rosemoor Garden on 11 Jun 2009 at 04:13 PM

    It’s just our newly constructed play den; just one of the many attractions in our new picnic/play area ‘The Brash’.

    In case you are still wondering a bender is a construction built using wood and reclaimed material from the surrounding land. Its design is very eco friendly and is used all over the world, as shelter and housing for alternative living


  • Rosemoor goes to the Royal Cornwall Show!

    Rosemoor Garden on 10 Jun 2009 at 09:23 AM

    Rosemoor last exhibited a show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2006 - ‘A Taste of Rosemoor’ - so when we were asked to attend the Royal Cornwall Show this year, we decided to take a little piece of Rosemoor out of the garden once more, to show the public what we have to offer here! Although Rosemoor is in Devon, it’s only 25 miles from the Cornish border and 50 miles from Wadebridge where the show is held, so it was an ideal opportunity to market the garden and target a new audience.


  • The Garden Writer

    Rosemoor Garden on 04 Jun 2009 at 11:30 AM

    One of the Key Stage 2 topics we offer at Rosemoor is 'The Garden Writer', which incorporates a range of activities all encouraging the students to be more observant and a little more adventurous with their vocabulary.


  • A long lost Rhododendron found in Lady Anne’s Garden

    Rosemoor Garden on 03 Jun 2009 at 02:25 PM

    Lady Anne’s Garden was already very well developed and mature when it was gifted to the RHS in 1988. Even now there are still areas within this original part of Rosemoor that need redevelopment; and in doing so plants sometimes come to light that are not in the garden records.

    One such plant was found in Lady Anne’s Garden when I was tidying through an area of flowering rhododendrons, in the hope that some of them could be named or better still that Lady Anne’s original labels could be found for them among the overgrown vegetation. One plant label that was found was for Rhododendron ‘Thomasine’, though it was not close to the base of any of the plants in the area. As a good deal of the plants were in flower at the time most of the labels were easily sorted to their right place, but then I was left with one label for Rhododendron ‘Thomasine’ and one rhododendron with pink flowers. I knew from experience that one plant and one label did not necessarily equal a match but if it did that would keep things nice and simple.

  • Bring on the Boys!

    Rosemoor Garden on 01 Jun 2009 at 04:22 PM

    This week we have been busy planting our summer bedding which will provide our visitors with a colourful display throughout the summer season.

    The plants we use are called tender perennials which live year after year in their native countries where they have milder winters such as South Africa and South America, but here are killed by our winter temperatures. We take cuttings every August and grow them on through the winter in a frost free poly tunnel and plant them out in may when all risk of frost has passed. We use argyranthemums, cannas, fuchsias, osteospermums, gazanias, salvias and pelargoniums to name but a few