As the days are getting shorter and colder everyone prefers to cozy up indoors with a lovely book and tons of tea. Everyone but our gardeners. They are extremely busy this time of the year, tidying and preparing their garden for next year. Our Barnet Garden Club members Françoise Ohsan from the Drummond House garden club points out “A good garden spring clean in autumn, sets the tracks for a gorgeous garden in spring and summer.”. Françoise loves to grow vegetables and flowers and has been a garden club member for almost 5 years. Here she shares her five tops tips on how to prepare your garden for winter and the coming season.
This year’s Finest Flower Award Ceremony will coincide with the celebration of the 10thanniversary of the Barnet Homes Garden Scheme.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:00 PM
Greek Cypriot Community Trust, 2 Brittania Rd, London, N12 9RU
If you would like to attend please contact Julia Leszczak Julia.Leszczak@barnethomes.org
This article may be a tad bit premature as the constant rain we’ve been having has already been keeping everyone’s flowers watered. What has been an issue and will continue to be is the long spell of humidity over the summer months. Hot temperatures are as rough on plants as on the gardeners who grow them, but here’s a few tips to help you and your plants cope.
Thank you to all of you who entered this year’s Finest Flower Competition. There was a mixture of ‘veteran’ gardeners and residents new to the horticultural world among the entries. All gardens were overwhelmingly beautiful making the decision process very difficult on this year’s judges. While all the gardeners shortlisted unanimously stated that the previous few months’ unsettled weather has not been kind to their gardening pursuits, it hasn’t dampened their enthusiasm for making gardens, balconies and pots bloom beautifully all over Barnet.
Garden designer’s walled garden, approx 90ft x 36ft. Modern, asymmetric design thickly planted in flowing, natural drifts around trees, shrubs and central pond; a changing array of interesting containers and found objects. Handmade beaten copper trellis divides the space into contrasting areas. The garden continues to evolve as new planted areas are expanded. Lawn is still contracting!
The Broadwalk Centre in Edgware is delighted to announce that Isabella Florist have extended their retail space and will be hosting an exclusive garden plant sale for shoppers within the centre’s car park this spring.
Until Thursday 30th June 2016, local residents will be able to purchase a range of hanging baskets, bedding plants, evergreen shrubs and plants from Isabella Florist, perfect for those with green fingers looking to prep their gardens ahead of the summer sun. Hurry and bag yourself a bargain!