Jackie’s garden tips

Photography by Paul Wilkinson Photography Ltd.

IF you’re looking for hints and tips on how to prepare your garden for the forthcoming growing season, join Jackie Hunt (pictured), Turn End’s gardener on Saturday 24th March (11am-12.15pm) for her seasonal walk and talk on Getting the Garden Ready.

Journeying through the series of ‘garden rooms’, Jackie will explain spring jobs to prepare the garden for the main growing season including growing annuals from seed, preparing tender plants, planting, dividing late season perennials and staking. She will also identify plants that provide interest and scent over early spring including early flowering shrubs and spring bulbs. The garden and small plant nursery will be open after the talk to explore at leisure.

Turn End is a RIBA award-winning group of three houses and a garden in the heart of Haddenham, designed by nationally acclaimed architect Peter Aldington.  It is widely regarded as a fine example of post-war housing design.  The garden, which has become a source of inspiration for landscape designers, horticulturists and amateur gardens, has recently been listed on Historic England’s Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest at Grade II.  The Heritage List Entry notes the importance of the post-war garden’s interlinked informal spaces and garden rooms with naturalised planting around existing trees and orchard, interwoven with the house.

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Picture:  Photography by Paul Wilkinson Photography Ltd.

March 13, 2018