Rosie Fyles, Head Gardener at Ham House in London, is often asked if early winter is a quiet period in the garden. Assumptions are made that the bulbs are all already in, herbaceous growth is dying back (or cut down), the mower blades are on their sharpening leave and it’s too wet and cold for hedge-cutting, surely?Continue reading...
We use the latest wildlife gardening techniques to help nature thrive, and to conserve the beauty and heritage of the garden for everyone to enjoy. Follow the Nature and Nurture gardening blog for the latest news and ideas from Rosie and her passionate team. Then share your own tips and questions too using #HamGarden4Nature.
3 Dec 2019
Published: 3 December 2019
22 Oct 2019
Published: 22 October 2019
As a custodian of Ham House's historic garden, with 400 years of cultivation before me, I'm noticing changes in the way the plants here are behaving. Luckily, I'm also discovering there's plenty we can do to adapt.Continue reading...
21 Oct 2019
Published: 21 October 2019
A historic, formal garden - straight lines, topiary shapes, clipped hedges, repeated planting sequences - is not a place you would immediately associate with 'gardening for nature'. At Ham House and Garden near Richmond in Surrey, we're seeking to change this.Continue reading...