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June 23, 2016 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Apley Walled Garden progress

2016-06-21, Courgettes

Courgettes, just beginning

2016-06-21, Marigolds, carrots, celeriac, shallots & radish

Marigolds, carrots, celeriac, shallots & radish all planted


Sunflowers climbing

2016-06-21, Sweet William

Sweet William

2016-06-21, Violas

Violas attract vital polinating bees & insects whilst keeping the garden looking colourful for tours

Just a brief update on what’s happening in Apley Walled Garden. Gary has planted several varieties of courgettes, runner beans, dwarf beans, gourds, sweet peas, tomatoes, cucumbers & sunflowers.

He’s sown in the seed trays some brassicas (cabbage family) & several varieties of cauliflower, cabbage, calabrese, sweetcorn & Turks turban which are those beautiful squash which are ready at the same time as pumpkins.

All the runners he planted last week have been eaten by rabbits over the last couple of days, which must be so annoying for him.

The Intreo lettuce has bolted – but we’ve been eating it at home & it’s fine once you remove the bolted leaves. At least the Sweet William flowers are looking good!

He’s planted marigolds with the carrots flyaway, celariac, shallots, & radish (Pablo). He’s got 30 different varieties of tomatoes in the green houses, a good collection of violas & courgettes (sunset variety). The aubergines are growing well in the hot house with all the young brassica seedlings. We’ve been busy with tours this year & are recruiting for more volunteers, so please tell your gardening friends if you think they may be interested.

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