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.
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.
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.
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.