The plant nursery, which is starting to take over my driveway, has been proving really popular and some of the garden school students have called in during the month to pick up bargain plants for their beds and borders.
One of the most rewarding things about this month’s classes has been hearing how much people are enjoying their gardens. As the hard work of soil improvement, digging, weeding and propagating gives way to growth and blooms there’s nothing better than wandering around the garden and taking in the colours, textures and scents that are all around. It really is joyful June!
So, as the plants start to have a growth spurt we were talking about the all important topic of feeding. We learnt about the different nutrients plants need at the start of the growing season and how to supplement the soil to give them the best chance of becoming strong and vibrant.
Then it was outside to do a little bit of vegetable gardening, potting on some young beetroot and kale plants which everyone took home to nurture.
Thankfully it won’t be quite as long before I see everyone again as we have some garden visits planned over the coming weeks. I’ve chosen some really interesting Yorkshire gardens for us to explore and enjoy so that we can make the most of the summer months to gather ideas and inspiration.
If you’d like to join one of our garden classes please email me for availability. Classes are monthly and cost £10 per person per class. Over the summer there will always be a good supply of plants in my nursery, including some unusual varieties that you won’t often find in the local garden centre.