Gardens, open gardens and dead-heading!

Jul 8, 2014 | Posted by in Latest News | Comments Off on Gardens, open gardens and dead-heading!

So June has disappeared in a flash. The weather has been warm and sunny but with regular heavy downpours and most of the plants have loved it.  The only problem has actually been a little too much leafy growth making plants top heavy which with some of the rain and wind has meant they have had a tendency to collapse ,so staking has been needed even on plants that don’t usually require it.  The weather, with the lack of cold snaps in winter and spring, has also meant that all the plants seem to be a month ahead of where I would expect them to be.  Dead-heading seems to be needed more than ever. This has been the case for gardens across the area and I have spent some time this month visiting gardens to get further ideas and inspiration.  I loved the gardens at Mottisfont Abbey and the Hiller Gardens and will do a separate post on this when I have put down my secateurs again. I’m manically busy in my own garden, as I have agreed to open it to the public for the first time.  It is open on Sunday 13th July, 3-5pm for Naomi House and Jack’s Place (www.naomihouse.org.uk) which is an amazing children’s hospice and respite centre near Winchester of which I am a Trustee.  If you have been inspired by the website and photos and would like to support a fantastic cause please come along and see if I managed to win the dead-heading race with nature! Also exciting news is that I will be designing two new gardens for Naomi House after its rebuild and refurbishment.  I had a fantastic meeting last week canvassing thoughts and opinions from various stakeholders in the garden and am truly delighted to be working on this project and will be blogging about that soon too

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