How to Manage a Large Garden During a Lockdown

How to Manage a Large Garden During a Lockdown

by Claire Greenslade, Hestercombe’s Head Gardener How do you manage a large garden with a furloughed team and locked down volunteers?! Who knew that this would ever be a question I would have to ask myself. This virus is something that none of us had been able...
Tree’s not a Crowd: National Tree Week

Tree’s not a Crowd: National Tree Week

Naturally, we’re tree mad here at Hestercombe, and as it’s National Tree Week, we want to shout about some of the trees we’re particularly fond of. It’s both the perfect time for planting trees, and celebrating the ones we have. Did you know that our sweet chestnut on...
Putting the Gardens to Bed for the Winter

Putting the Gardens to Bed for the Winter

The arrival of November means our team of gardeners are busy preparing the gardens for the chilly winter months that lie ahead. We’ve been chatting to our Head Gardener Claire to find out what this involves.   1) Digging up the gladioli corms The sight of peach...
How to plant Snowdrops

How to plant Snowdrops

The snowdrop brings a cheerful reminder that spring is on its way, and Hestercombe’s Head Gardener Claire Greenslade explains how and when to plant snowdrops. How to plant snowdrops Already we are seeing the snowdrops popping up in gardens and glades, thanks to a...