The Vegetable Garden At RHS Wisley In Early March

We last visited Wisley at the end of December and how much has changed in the past two months.  Its Winter coat now flung aside, there are signs of activity and new season’s growth everywhere you look. The covers are off, the beds weeded and mulched and the preparation of new seed beds ready for sowing.

RHS Wisley The Vegetable Garden

Cavolo Nero

It’s a very sheltered garden and those crops that have been overwintered such as the cavolo nero, kale ‘Redbor’ and purple sprouting brocolli ‘Rudolf’ are growing in abundance, stretching their leafy green limbs skywards, far in advance of anything I would expect to see at Southbourne Gardens.

Purple Sprouting Brocolli Rudolf

RHS Wisley The Vegetable Garden

Sitting for a while on the bench outside the shed, with the clear blue sky and the sun glinting on the silver leaves of the olive tree that is planted there I could imagine the warmer seasons that lay ahead especially with this little chap for company, singing his heart out. I suspect it’s a popular place to sit and eat a picnic and he was hoping there might be some crumbs. His mate, far shyer, chose to stay high up in the trees keeping a watchful eye on him.

RHS Wisley Rhubarb

Kale Redbor

It couldn’t have been lovelier.

I have posted a gallery of photographs on the Southbourne Gardens facebook page.  The link is here if you’d like to take a look.

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26 Responses to “The Vegetable Garden At RHS Wisley In Early March”

  1. Julie March 12, 2014 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    A very timely and inspiring post, lovely photos too.

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — March 12th, 2014 @ 5:06 pm

      Thank you Julie, it was a glorious morning.

  2. Julie March 12, 2014 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    A very timely and inspiring post, lovely photos too.

  3. Sue@GLAllotments March 12, 2014 @ 4:59 pm (#)

    I do wish our purple sprouting had grown! Funny I took a robin picture when I went to RHS Harlow Carr

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — March 12th, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

      It seems to me that although associated with Christmas this is the time of year that they’re most active. You’d know far more about their behaviour than me though.

  4. annjenny March 12, 2014 @ 6:42 pm (#)

    What a wonderful place to visit and beautiful photos too

  5. annjenny March 12, 2014 @ 6:42 pm (#)

    What a wonderful place to visit and beautiful photos too

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — March 13th, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

      Thank you Ann. Would you believe we had three cameras with us and I ended up taking most of these on my phone.

  6. battenburgbelle March 12, 2014 @ 10:01 pm (#)

    Gorgeous pictures, and it sounds like a lovely day out!

  7. battenburgbelle March 12, 2014 @ 10:01 pm (#)

    Gorgeous pictures, and it sounds like a lovely day out!

  8. battenburgbelle March 12, 2014 @ 10:01 pm (#)

    Gorgeous pictures, and it sounds like a lovely day out!

  9. Arthur in the Garden! March 14, 2014 @ 6:03 pm (#)

    Beautiful!

  10. Arthur in the Garden! March 14, 2014 @ 6:03 pm (#)

    Beautiful!

  11. Arthur in the Garden! March 14, 2014 @ 6:03 pm (#)

    Beautiful!

  12. home, garden, life March 25, 2014 @ 5:47 pm (#)

    Your pretty robin so resembles the American Bluebird!

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — March 25th, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

      Did you see the other comments? I always imagined that the birds would look the same.

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