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, June 18, 2019

I did not plant theses but…

The garden is full of colour and most was not down to any planned design or planting.

Poppies everywhere and so many different colours and shapes.

A sea of poppies
Red ones
Really dark
Ladybird poppy?
Purple ladybird?
Frilly edged ones

They look great and most are still standing upright despite the heavy rain and wind last week.

I will however remove most the the seed pods before they fully ripen as we do not want the whole garden being overtaken by poppies next year.

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