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.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

March 2020

These are difficult times for us all; those with gardens are so lucky to have that space to go into and see what nature is doing. The odd Brimstone has fluttered by, joining the buzzards aloft and the honey bees resting on the chard.

Earlier in the month late flowering snowdrops were in bloom, these were then replaced with daffodils. Many are still around with other spring bulbs joining in the colour show, including anenome blanda, crocus, and scilla to name a few.

Tulips are in bud now and will open over the next few weeks.

The clematis Constance also provides plenty of colour along with food: chard, purple sprouting broccoli, rhubarb to go with the green of the leeks, the ‘sprouting’ parsnips.

Clematis Alpina Constance
Angelica in the sunshine
Rainbow Chard, delicious and decorative

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