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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Wreaths

I like to make my own Christmas Wreaths to decorate outside the house.

Using materials found in the garden and hedge.

This year I have used holly with berries, ivy( again with berries), apples, long pine cones from the tree in the front garden  and  pyracantha berries, we had yellow, red and orange, the orange looked the best this year. 

Some years I have also used laurel leaves, rosemary, satsumas, etc. whatever is available and looking nice at the time.

Wreath on the big gates into the walled garden.

As you can see I favour a very loose design.

Gate into the garden
By the front door. 
 The base was made many years ago from ivy stalks twisted together and can be used year after year.

Add some battery LEDs with a timer and looks great when darkness falls.

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