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 30, 2021

July

Gosh it is almost the end of July already.

The weather has been up and down with several days of very hot weather. A lot of watering to do with pots and even onions and beans needing some along with the celeriac and newly planted trees and shrubs.

Butterflies had arrived and in the sunshine we have seen : painted lady, small and large white, brimstone, peacock, red admiral, speckled wood, common blue and many others. It has been a great time for them and also lots of honey, bumble and solitary bees and many other flying insects.

Most of the soft fruit has done very well, lots of strawberries (finished now) the summer raspberries have been abundant along with red, black and white currants, blueberries, blackberries and gooseberries.

At last the beans have begun to grow and we have had a couple of portions to eat. A few tomatoes are ripening and courgettes and the first of the white aubergines are ready to harvest.

Many flowers have bloomed since open gardens paeonies looked great

Roses are great too and my new treat, a David Austin rose, tottering by gently, has been in flower for weeks.

After days of very hot weather (and nights), we have had heavy rain all day today, so we will see what that does to the garden, lots of growth everywhere I expect.

Moving On

 It only takes a bit of rain , well 22mm already this month, a few warm days and everything in the garden is getting greener and bigger. The...