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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

November

 It has been unseasonably hot for a while now, but the weather has turned much colder now, more like we would expect in November,

Night time temperatures are dropping to 2 or 3 degrees and day temperatures are not often in double figures. We have had 54 mm rainfall in November!

Some of the plants are so confused, have we just had spring? what happened to winter? or dear hear it comes!

In the garden we have a nice clematis growing over an arch, Sunset, it usually flowers in May and June. Most of the foliage has died off for the winter and now we have a flower!

Other plants that seem a bit confused because of the really warm weather we have had in October and early November are:
                                                    Campanula
                                                    Rudbeckia
                                                        Echinacea
                                                        Echinops, all the flowers had turned into attractive seed heads many                                                         weeks ago and then another flower spike came up!
                                                           This flowers in the summer!



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