I planned to work in the garden with my Dad, but the weather has been LOUSY this weekend in Manchester.
I still managed a bit of community gardening though, before heading off with my mate to the Imperial War Museum.
Like I said, I did manage some gardening this weekend at the Community Orchard in Mossley organised by Rachel from Operation Farm. The main man is Rob, he knows a lot about trees and spent a bit of time with me, explaining the different stages of planting soft fruit bushes. Click on this link to see a photo video of the day
I went to Lymefield Garden Centre for a bit of a reccy of the surrounding area and to buy a couple of plants, one is for a gift, the other is a ‘Juniperus Chinensis Stricta’ possibly for the front garden
I can cope with a rainy weekend ‘cos I know there’s so many great things to look forward to this spring; here’s just a few………..
I’m heading over to Chaucer Junior School during the Easter holidays to have a nosey at their school garden. They sound like they have a great school garden and I know they really get stuck into the RHS Campaign for School Gardening projects. Later I’ve been invited to Trowell Garden Centre. I’m really, really looking forward to both of these visits.
I’m running a seed planting session at Stamford Park Spring Day on 30th April. I’ll be handing out some free RHS Campaign for School Gardening seeds too, so come on down if you live local. I’ll be by the Operation Farm event area.
RHS Flower Shows
Perhaps the highlight of spring and summer will be the 3 RHS Flowers Shows I’m going to – Chelsea, Chatsworth and Tatton – believe me, I can’t wait.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show is like the Queen of Flower Shows; as an RHS Young Ambassador I’ve been invited to lunch with the President, Sir Nicholas Bacon. I went last year and we sat on the same table as Mary Berry and back to back with ‘The Don’, Monty Don. Celebrities aside the gardens blow your mind and I always leave full of inspiration
Chatsworth will host it’s first RHS Flower Show this year and I’ll be visiting it on Saturday 10th June. I think you know by now that Chatsworth is like my favourite place in the whole world; so that show promises to be #AMAZING! Here’s a video I did there in Autumn 2016
In July I’ll be heading over to RHS Tatton for the third year running and I just love the space and setting of Tatton. Plus me and my Dad always walk through the grounds looking for deer and other wildlife, like green woodpeckers. I always talk my Dad into a few cheeky purchases too!
It’s been National Science Week this week; I really love science and if I want to get a good gardening job when I’m older I’ll need to do well at science at school. This week we got to dissect a (lambs) heart and it was so cool to explore the different parts, I loved it
I was really lucky to spend a day at the laboratory at RHS Wisley in October 2016; you can read my blog about that here
So I think I’m right in saying it’s the spring equinox tomorrow (20th March) let’s hope we get some decent weather in the coming weeks so we can get out in the garden and get stuck in