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.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The front garden

Couple of days of rain and now sun is shining again.

Water butts are full again.

Verbena Bonariensis is one of my favourite flowers in the garden. Flowers forever and has delicate foliage so you can see through it so no need to put this tall plant to the back of the border.

Some people can not grow this, for others, like me, it grows like a weed  and survives the winter, despite our being in a frost pocket. Verbena Bonariensis flowers for ages, loved by bees and butterflies and I leave the seed heads over winter, food for the birds and then lots of new plants for the next year. If you grow it and do not want a garden full then dead head it in the autumn.

Verbena Bonariensis

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