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  • Rosemoor explodes with Autumn colour

    Rosemoor Garden on 29 Oct 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Autumn is a very exciting time at Rosemoor as the garden explodes into colour!

     

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  • Spring Bedding

    sheiladearing on 20 Oct 2009 at 09:20 AM

    As the summer comes to an end and the garden takes on its autumnal tints, we begin to change over our seasonal bedding. We reluctantly removed the tender perennials that have provided a colourful display since they were planted in May. Cuttings have been taken of all of these plants, which will be over-wintered on the nursery for planting next year. The first frost came last week which would have killed these plants had we not removed them first.

    The recent dry weather has provided us with the ideal opportunity to get on with the spring bedding which will root out while the soil is still warm. We have planted wallflowers, forget-me-nots, polyanthus and a range of spring bulbs – tulips, daffodils and grape hyacinths

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  • Happy 200th Birthday to the Bramley Apple!

    Rosemoor Garden on 13 Oct 2009 at 12:10 PM

    As part of Rosemoors’ Apple Day celebrations we were honoured to have been donated a ‘limited edition’ Bramley Apple tree that had been grafted from the original that is still going strong 200 years on in Nottinghamshire. The graft (one of 200) was donated to Rosemoor by the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers whose Master, Alan French, came to Rosemoor to plant the tree in our orchard just outside our Fruit and Veg Garden.

     

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  • Planting Garlic

    sheiladearing on 13 Oct 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Now’s the time to start planting garlic. [Fig 1a] Garlic can be planted anytime from autumn to early spring. Most cultivars are better planted before Christmas although some can be planted as late as March. What determines whether to plant early or later is whether they are hard-necks or soft-necks. The hard-necks need to be planted in the autumn – October is a good time. The reason why the hard-necks need to be planted early is that they require a period of cold (6-8 weeks below 10°C) to form cloves properly. Otherwise the bulb will not split to form individual cloves – it just gets bigger.

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