Intensive Gardening Workshop
Our Intensive Gardening Workshop will start on Tuesday October 24th at 9.30 am. This interactive, hands on workshop to help you to learn and develop new skills to help your ornamental garden reach it's potential.
As part of the workshop you will learn how to propagate perennial flowers, by division and by cuttings and how to plant them in another part of the garden.
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The class will give you the opportunity to learn new skills while also learning about new plants, flowers and shrubs that would look great in your garden. It presents participants with an opportunity to take stock of their existing garden and plan the way forward. This Autumn is the time to set your plans in place to have a re-vitalised ornamental garden next Spring.
You will also cover details about Spring bulbs, how to know what is best for your garden and pots. You will learn how to plant up your bulbs to make an eye catching display that will be the envy of all your friends! Along with how to maintain your bulbs year after year. As summer is drawing to a close, we will also cover a little about your summer bulbs and what to do with them now.
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As we are approaching the winter months, it is a great time to learn what it is that you can do in your garden now that will help your garden to settle in for the winter and be ready for the growing season in the Spring. I will give you tips and advice on how to put the garden to bed for the winter.
I am looking forward to introducing you to gardening in a friendly, interactive way that will help you to learn new skills and new information that will use in your own garden. There will also be refreshments served during the class.
Please click here to book your place on our gardening workshop on October 10th
What you will need to make new Lavender Plants
Keep an eye on our blog to see how the children got on when they bring back their plants in 4 weeks time.
If you would like to know more about our next Children's class then please click here to register your interest.
Are you tired of your summer bedding, or maybe they no longer look as well as they did over the summer. There are lots of colourful flowers available to brighten up your pots. Opposite is an example of a window box that I have planted using the Autumn/Winter bedding.
There are lots of plants available right now at Rockbarton Garden Centre that can be used to brighten up your displays. I have used a mix of Cyclamen, Dianthus, trailing ivy and violas in the boxes above. We have Chrysanthemums, Heathers, and Pansies all in flower right now. These colourful flowers are grown specifically for this time of year and can last right through the winter months and on into spring.
I like to use coloured window boxes at this time of year. In this picture you can see the pink of the window boxes. The bedding won't trail down out over them as the petunias do in the summer, so it is nice to see the bright colours on the window sills with complimentary flowering plants inside them.
There are lots of plant combinations that you can use together in your window boxes or pots and it doesn't necessarily just have to be the bedding. You can use asters, grasses, or heucheras as centerpieces, surrounding them with pinks or yellow violas. Striking colour combinations along with textured foliage can make your pots stand out and offer a really warm welcome to your door.
If you would like to brighten up your pots/window boxes then stop into us here at Rockbarton Garden Centre and we'll help you pick out the most suitable plants. Alternatively, you can bring your pots/window boxes and I'll fill them for you with plants and colours that will compliment you and your home.
We are having an Adult Gardening Workshop on October 24th, if you are interested in learning more about the masterclass then click here.
4 Week Children's Gardening Course
Our next gardening course for children starts this Saturday 9th September. As part of our curriculum, we will be learning about vegetables that can be sown and flowers that can be planted during the winter months, both from seed and bulbs, as well as learning about fruit trees and the importance of bugs!
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This class gives children an opportunity to learn in a relaxed atmosphere, while all the time having fun and learning new skills. Children are encouraged to pick something up to bring home during the course so that they can watch and learn from growing something at home.
Working together as a team, the children can expect to learn about winter plants, what they can sow as seeds now that will grow during the next few months. There will be bulb planting and learning about the different type of bulbs and how to sow them, along with the seed sowing. It is a practical class, with hands on work experience for the children.
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Last weekend, children who took part in our last gardening class came back to see the fruits of their labour and take home the produce they had worked hard on. There were lots of vegetables sown, both from seed and as small plug plants. The children went home with organic red and white onions and carrots. They had a great time digging up their crop and learnt all about harvesting the crop, why certain plants didn't thrive, why others were damaged by caterpillars, how the onions grew so big and why do they taste differently. The children were very proud of their hard work and were delighted to bringing home their dinner! Throughout the last course some students brought home carrot seeds, lettuce seeds and even sweetcorn that they planted them here at the class and brought them home. Each week there was a discussion during the class on how their project at home was growing.
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Lynda is married to Bryan and they have 5 children, Together they have created a garden centre with the perfect plants, shrubs, trees and flowers to help you create the ornamental garden of your dreams !