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.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Not the best time for a holiday

Usually we would never go away in May, the garden is in full flow after the winter chills and the greenhouse is full of precious seedlings.

But 2023 was a special birthday year and so we did go away for 2 weeks at the end of May.

It was a wonderful holiday but we will not do that again!

Following the wet winter we have had a very cold spring. Plants were not coming back into life after the dormancy of winter and seeds refused to germinate.

Then suddenly, just when we were away, the temperatures rose sharply. 

We came back from holiday to find that everything had put on about a months worth of growth in the 2 weeks we were away. So we are now trying to catch up, getting the weeds cleared and planting out the pots in the greenhouse. 

We have come home to come lovely roses though.
                                                        Joanna Elise
                                                            Alberic Barbier

                                            Tottering by gently

And a bonus to come home to, the asparagus and strawberries are ready now.

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