I’m not sure exactly how it’s happened, but apparently, it’s December already. Across the garden we’re looking forward to setting ourselves up for the next year, with a few changes to make us a little more robust for 2021, just in case.Continue reading...
Each month Chris Flynn, Head Gardener at Dyffryn Gardens fills us in on what the team are up to. From reinstating garden features to what to look out for on your next visit, Chris gives us his top tips for the month.
22 Dec 2020
Published: 22 December 2020
25 Nov 2020
Published: 25 November 2020
If we’re making hay when the sun shines, then as soon as the rain sets in for autumn it’s time to make more plants. It is certainly one of my favourite things about late autumn. After watching the borders develop through the season and picking your favourites for the year, it’s a great time to lift and divide.Continue reading...
22 Oct 2020
Published: 22 October 2020
What to do, what to do, what to do. Regularly check your weather reports, be prepared to change everything at the drop of a hat but do make time to observe the seasonal changes. You never know what might catch your eye this year!Continue reading...
26 Sep 2020
Published: 26 September 2020
Before you can really care for anything you need to understand it. Before you can do that, you need to know what you actually have. Without that developed knowledge you could end up with an assemblage of good intentions, but never realising your full potential.Continue reading...
21 Feb 2020
Published: 21 February 2020
As the wind blew and the rain fell, far from the relative comfort of the potting shed, the five gardeners ascended the Skirrid towards Caer Wood and their quarry. A wonderland of birch and hazel awaited the intrepid explorers. In search of sticks they went, and they were justly rewarded!Continue reading...
9 Jan 2020
Published: 9 January 2020
Looking ahead is the thing to do this time of year. A garden burgeoning with promise, the faces of the heralds of spring are emerging from the beds and thoughts are already drifting to the spectacular seasonal displays that await later in the year. But one of the joys of working in heritage is that you must look back to move forwards and that’s exactly where this next bit is headed.Continue reading...
26 Nov 2019
Published: 26 November 2019
Ground breaking? Not at all, but in design terms getting your hard landscaping right won’t just get you from A to B it also helps set the tone across the garden, tying built structures and grown elements together. More importantly than that in a garden revival, doing it properly and doing it once paves the way for a great deal more.Continue reading...
17 Oct 2019
Published: 17 October 2019
The calendar would suggest that autumn is here. Whilst there is a more persistent chill and lower light there are still vestiges of summer flying their colourful flags, before the returning reds, oranges and yellows of autumn pick up the baton.Continue reading...
30 Sep 2019
8 Aug 2019
Published: 8 August 2019
The summer bedding is in, the remnants of earlier projects have been rounded up and all of the tender perennials are bedded out. We’re in the thick of the maintenance season and whilst the why is clear, the idea of how is a little more fluid.Continue reading...