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Spring Time in the Garden

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As we all stay at home during the current lock down, we can’t look to the Pavilion Garden to enjoy the season’s finest plants and flowers in bloom.

So instead, our Garden Manager Robert will be sharing some garden tips for those making the most of the time at home.

Robert at work in the Royal Pavilion Garden

Here are a few gardening suggestions for April as people self isolate. Something for the garden and also personal spiritual and mental wellbeing too.

  • Look at your garden, window box, courtyard every day. Spend time doing it, and use all the senses. Really study the flowers close up, smell the fresh air and flowers and listen to the sounds of birds singing.

  • Look ahead to when this crisis period is over. Make plans for the garden. What you are going to plant and sow.

  • Buy plants and seeds online. You may have seeds at home that you can start sowing in the greenhouse or window sill. Most seeds remain viable for many years.

  • Dead head old flowers, Daffodils, Primroses etc.

  • Split large clumps of herbaceous perennials into smaller clumps and replant elsewhere in the garden. eg. Asters, cranesbill geraniums, astrantia.
  • Enjoy it! Share your garden and flower images, let us know how you’re getting on.

Robert Hill-Snook, Garden Manager