Garden Update

See what we have been doing in the gardens recently –

December 2021

  • Weeding the borders
  • Pruning the soft fruits
  • Further pruning of the yew hedge
  • Planting crocus bulbs in containers in preparation for Crocus Saturday Events in February 2022
  • Cutting back shrubs at the top of the garden
  • More sweeping up of leaves (including the steps down to Meeting House Lane)

November 2021

  • Planting tulip bulbs in the Copper Beech garden
  • Putting some of last year’s leaf mould on the borders and putting the rest in sacks for subsequent use
  • Sweeping up fallen leaves in preparation for Light Up Lancaster event (but would have needed doing anyway) .  The leaves from the copper beech tree were put in the leaf mould pen to rot for use in future years.

October 2021

  • Scarifying by hand the wild flower meadow areas in preparation for sowing the yellow rattle seeds
  • Sowing the yellow rattle seeds
  • Clearing the overgrown area in front of the yew hedge by the wall next to the Meeting House
  • Pruning the yew hedge along Meeting House Lane
  • Weeding the borders

Click on the image below to see some photos taken over the winter.

The Tasting Garden in the morning sun. 4 January 2022. Photo by Chris Wright.