Colby Woodland Garden blog

Go behind-the-scenes at Colby Woodland Garden in Pembrokeshire and learn more about what it takes to keep our gardens special for everyone to enjoy.

This blog is written by Geraint Hughes and Christine Bevan, Colby Woodland gardeners Geraint Hughes and Christine Bevan Colby Woodland gardeners
A view of the wildflower meadow

Follow our blog, as gardeners Geraint Hughes and Christine Bevan share a monthly insight into the work taking place in the gardens and the seasonal sights and scents.

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27 Mar 2020

March 2020

Published: 27 March 2020

Walking down from our upper car park a series of paths meander gently through an area of mature woodland. The larch trees within it were cleared many years ago in view of their role in spreading the disease phytophthora and the northern side of the wood has since been planted with a variety of other trees including Acers and rare and unusual Pines. However, the southern side, sandwiched between...

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10 Feb 2020

February 2020

Published: 10 February 2020

Promises of Spring are slowly filling every bed in the walled garden.

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28 Nov 2019

November 2019 at Colby Woodland Garden

Published: 28 November 2019

With the mildish conditions we have had this autumn there is still plenty of colour to be found in the gardens.

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11 Nov 2019

October 2019 at Colby Woodland Garden

Published: 11 November 2019

So Autumn is here, and boy has it been wet these last few weeks in the garden.

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17 Sep 2019

September 2019 at Colby Woodland Garden

Published: 17 September 2019

September is a busy month. In the walled garden we have been cutting our beech hedge, dividing herbaceous perennials and continuing to deadhead our flowers so they keep blooming.

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16 Aug 2019

August 2019 at Colby Woodland Garden

Published: 16 August 2019

August is a strange month in the garden. It’s somewhere between summer and autumn – the Welsh name for July, Gorffennaf, literally translates as “end of summer”. The early mornings have that smell, the feeling that change is in the air and that is reflected in the garden.

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15 Jul 2019

July 2019 at Colby Woodland Garden

Published: 15 July 2019

July is very much a month of keeping on top of the weeding alongside lots of deadheading flowers. This is simply done by pinching or cutting the faded blooms from the flower heads just above the first set of full healthy leaves. Not only do the spent flowers spoil the appearance of a border, regular deadheading directs energy into stronger growth and encourages more flowers.

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17 Jun 2019

June 2019: Creating the skyglade at Colby

Published: 17 June 2019

Gardener Geraint Hughes puts the spotlight on what the team have been working on at Colby Woodland Garden this June, from tackling invasive species to creating a skyglade.

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