Garden Blog

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Welcome to our Garden blog in which we will keep you up to date with all the goings on in the development of our Kitchen Garden at Ardtornish Estate.

November 2016

Fruit Tree Planting & Maintenance

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Garden|

One of the key jobs this month is rescuing and replacing some of the soft fruit that I inherited in the garden. The raspberries, which are currently sitting in an impossibly weedy and mold ridden [...]

September 2016

Summer Pruning

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: Garden|

Summers ending and my attention has been focused on taming the fruit trees including apples, pears, plums and cherries that grow within one of our many poly tunnels. Growing fruit trees in this environment presents [...]

August 2016

From ground to plate…

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Garden|

Since the last garden blog things have been progressing well. Even with the strange Spring and Summer weather, with snow in April, a mini heat wave in May and then rain throughout June and July, [...]

June 2016

Weeds, Weeds and more Weeds……….

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Garden|

We must have excavated down about 2-2.5ft all over the main front of the garden and significantly more in the channels and brought in around 500 tonnes of gravel and hard-core in replacement. This gravel [...]

March 2016

Waterlogged Winter Woes!!

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Garden|

The record levels of rain fall has proved to be a very unwelcomed guest this winter. It soon became apparent that the original, Victorian clay drainage in the garden was not up to the job. [...]

November 2015

The Kitchen Garden…work begins

By | November 4th, 2015|Categories: Garden|Tags: , , , , |

Soon after Richard was appointed...the real work began. This included, cutting back, weeding and mulching of flower beds, reclaiming, marking out and rotivating 10 new outdoor veg beds. This process took several weeks and included [...]