Jeremy’s Garden Report for May/June


May is the month when early spring flowers like tulips and forget-me-nots finish flowering, leaving some gaps in the borders that we fill with late summer annuals like Cosmos. So we have been busy clearing the borders and planting annuals that have been grown in the poly tunnel.

We’ve also been trying to get the garden looking it’s best for the open day.

At the start of the month, two ecologists spent a day in the garden doing a phase 1 habitat survey. We don’t have their report yet, but they were very impressed with the number and variety of insects in the garden, particularly bumble bees and hoverflies, which are so important for bio diversity and for supporting the birds, bats etc. I look forward to see their full report soon.

Also at the start of the month the lawns had their annual weed and feed.


The big excitement in June is that the garden will be opening on June 6th under the National Garden Scheme.

1 thought on “Jeremy’s Garden Report for May/June”

  1. vivienne barton

    Thank you for a lovely visit this week on your first open day. What a treasure to discover this delightful space hidden from view behind iron railings, high hedges and glorious trees. And what a glorious space to access for residents lucky enough to have a key!
    I run a garden group for the Brighton and Hove U3A which has 83 members. I would love to introduce them to your garden. I spoke to Chris, who guided my group round and he kindly gave me his email which I now can’t find ( written on a scrap of paper). Would your committee consider this request for a week day sometime in June or July, preferably a Wednesday or Thursday morning? And if so, for how many and at what price?

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