Author: Christine

Winter Gardens

Why not take some time to have to look at the garden and see how you would like to alter things for 2017? At this time of year some gardens are open to show how you can create a ‘Winter Garden’ e.g. Dunham Massey, Admittedly, many of these gardens are very large and contain large drifts of plants, but there’s often room for one or two evergreens or even flowering shrubs and trees which can be included in the borders in normal gardens. Some examples of my favourite winter shrubs that we grow here are: Viburnum Tinus. There are...

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Gardening in January

There are lots of jobs that can be done in the garden now, if you feel like working off a few festive pounds! Now is a good to start Sweetpeas off in our more northern area. Sow seeds into pots or root trainers in temperatures of about 15 degrees C and once germinated grow on in a frost free environment. Lots of our little furry rodents will be making their way into greenhouses at the moment, so don’t leave your sweet peas unprotected or they will definitely be eaten — if the mice don’t get them, watch out for...

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Things to do in the garden in September

As usual August has flown past and here we are in Autumn. There’s still lots of things to do in the garden – when isn’t there? Here are some things to be getting on with: At the end of the month bring in tender plants such as fuschias, pelargoniums and cannas, and keep in a frost proof place. Remove all the old summer bedding from baskets and containers – this is a definite for me as my resolution this year is not to have old dead looking baskets in the garden! Collect seeds from the cutting and main garden. Buy bulbs for next year....

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Some Suggested Garden Visits for Summer

As I am writing it is about 27 degrees C outside, so instead of thinking about garden tasks, it’s a good time to be planning some garden visits. July is a lovely month to visit gardens. We hope that lots of people will come along to our Open Day for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday, July 24th from 1 – 4 pm. Admission is £4 which goes to many charities,  while lovely homemade tea and cakes are sold in support of St. John’s Hospice. So do please come along and support these worthwhile causes. There will be plenty of plants for sale, some...

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Observing & Looking After Wildlife

Observing and looking after wildlife is definitely on the agenda here at Fieldcrest this month. We have been watching Springwatch for the last two weeks and marvelling at all of the wonderful wildlife that we have in Britian. We are also preparing for Cheshire Wildlife’s Open Day here at Fieldcrest this Sunday, 11.00 am – 4.30 pm. The Cheshire and Wirral team will be here with information , two local artists will be sketching in the garden, and there will be tea and cake! All welcome to come along. Entrance £4 to Cheshire Wildlife We have had a very busy Spring, so here...

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Thursday at Fieldcrest

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