Coping With Climate Change

January 29, 2020By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog, Gardening advice 2 Comments

Believe it or not I’ve had to add mowing to our list of jobs this month. Who’d have thought our visitors would be enjoying sunshine, warmth and the smell of freshly cut grass at the beginning January! Trying to deal with the unpredictable weather is a huge challenge for gardeners, but it hasn’t always been … Read More

Looking over 2019

December 23, 2019By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog, Gardening advice No Comments

It hardly seems possible that another year is coming to an end and we have certainly packed in a huge amount over the last 12 months across the whole estate and Walled Garden. From the fishing to the castle, the cottages to the garden, from the professional to the personal, it has been a busy … Read More

Farewell August…

August 29, 2019By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog, Gardening advice No Comments

August is always a good month in the garden, the beds are full, visitors are streaming through the gates and the gardeners are happy. Harvesting is the biggest job at this time of year, it can be hard to keep up with the demand for fresh peas, new potatoes, kale, beetroot and salad leaves for … Read More

Heritage Vegetables

June 25, 2018By Jennifer Kelly: AdminBlog, Gardening advice 2 Comments

Today we have a blog written by our gardener Liz who joined the team last summer. At Gordon Castle Walled Garden we have decided to try growing a variety of heritage or heirloom vegetables.  The definition of heritage/heirloom is a plant that has been in cultivation for 50 years or more.  Some people insist that … Read More