Tysoe Walled Kitchen Garden

Welcome to the Tysoe Walled Kitchen Garden website! We are committed to organic gardening. Using the best practices from the Victorian days (i.e. lots of horse manure) and knowledge gleaned from the Ryton Organic Gardens we have set out to tame our Warwickshire clay. It’s all about sustainability, so as well as organic gardening, we’re always looking to better ways to work with our environment.

On this site you can find out about our history and the projects we are working on. You can come visit the garden and learn about organic gardening. Follow our blog to see what’s on our mind in the garden this month.

For the first 8 years all the work was carried out by just the two of us. Now we have help and are passing on our knowledge to students on the WRAGS (Work and Retrain As a Gardener Scheme).

We also find time to be involved with the WOT2Grow Community Orchard in Tysoe and have planted a 3 acre wood close to Tysoe, just over the border in Oxfordshire with a grant from the Woodland Trust.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Diary July 27th 2018

A wonderful sound I heard in the garden this morning while eating breakfast outside, “tap tap tap”, I quietly looked around and saw a young thrush under an old rose bush, breaking snail shells on some stones, wish I could have taken a photo but he went before I could get my camera.

We have had  a busy time trying to make the garden look presentable for the visit from the West Midlands Iris Group this week, all went well and they seemed to enjoy the visit. The ground is so dry and plants are dying.  We did have a bit of rain last night, lasted less than a minute so no help to the poor plants, here’s hoping the predicted rain for Saturday does come. We have had no rain since the middle of May and the water butts emptied long ago so it is several hours spent each day with watering cans and Seven Trent water. Just on the most needy, mostly the veg and  in the greenhouses. a similar situation  for thousands of people this year.

Despite the weather we are still getting a good harvest from some things, Cauliflower

small plum tomatoes, Santonio

That’s tea sorted!!

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