Top tips for Autumn and Winter

Head gardener at Trewithen Gardens, Gary Long, provides you with his top tips for Autumn and Winter:

  1. Clear dead leaves from lawns ASAP.

  2. Repair damaged patches re-seed/re-turf.

  3. Plant Clematis against walls, trees and fences.

  4. Plant/divide perennials.

  5. Lift Begonias, Dahlia and Gladioli rootstock.

  6. Cut down perennials and grasses (if not for winter display).

  7. Layer shrubs, a natural form of propagation. Leave for at least 12-18 months before removal from mother plant.

  8. Prune climbing roses.

  9. Renovate deciduous hedges if needed.

  10. Prune young trees, formative pruning for shape.

  11. Check supports, tree ties etc.

  12. Coppice and pollard trees Eucalyptus, Paulownia, Salix, Tillia.

  13. Check weather forecasts for frosts and snowfall!

  14. Bracket fungus on trees is visible at this time of year. If the tree is in poor health it is worth calling in a tree surgeon for a professional opinion.

  15. Be prepared!!

 

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Members' Gardens

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Upcoming Events

  • Self-drive visit to Kestle Barton, Manaccan; The Potager, High Cross, Constantine and Tregonning, Carleen, Breage

    Self-drive visit to Kestle Barton, Manaccan; The Potager, High Cross, Constantine and Tregonning, Carleen, Breage

    Run by Karen Townsend and Ryya Bread, Kestle Barton is a restored ancient farmstead and gallery above Frenchman’s Creek. The garden was created in the south-facing mowhay by James Alexander-Sinclair whose plantsman’s scheme of gauzy swathes of herbaceous plants and sweeping grasses surround a space for sitting and dreaming. Beyond is the meadow with its ever-changing carpet of wild flowers and adjacent orchard.

    During lunch at The Potager, Mark Harris will describe how this charming haven emerged from a bramble-choked wilderness.

    Andrew and Kathryn Eaton’s sculpted grass meadow at Tregonning takes in panoramic views from Carn Brea to Helston. There are leaf-shaped beds, a stream and pond, a summerhouse, carp pond, fernery and packed vegetable garden.

    To download a booking form for this self-drive visit, please click here.

  • Day trip by coach to Durslade Farm Garden and Gallery, Bruton and National Trust Barrington Court, Ilminster, Somerset

    At the home of Hauser & Wirth, we will enjoy a tour of the Gallery and Piet Oudolf’s wonderful perennial meadow where 17 beds of naturalistic European plants are divided by grass walkways. There is a feeling of relaxed freedom as the garden links to the green landscape beyond. Bold groups of carefully chosen perennials provide endless interest.

    The garden at National Trust Barrington Court was created by Colonel Arthur Lyle where he followed a layout and planting scheme suggested by Gertrude Jekyll. Various walled gardens contain iris, roses and lilies. The kitchen garden has been in continuous production for more than 90 years.

    Our booking form will be available in March.