Digging It in October - Soft fruit that packs a punch
Digging It in October
Soft fruit that packs a punch
This month our newsletter is simply exploding with edibility, with a crop of ten delectable soft fruits for you to try growing in your garden.
And read on for the latest Burford Top Tips, plus our very special Plant of the Month.
The much-feted new dwarf mulberry flew out of our store after becoming Chelsea's Plant of the Year 2017. We're thrilled to have more for you. Small enough for every garden. Deliciously juicy fruit. Our No. 1!
The first whitecurrant to crop, you can use these sweet, nearly translucent berries in their long trusses to garnish cakes. Plant several as an edible hedge and you'll have enough berries to make wine.
Gorgeous goosegogs with no risk of impaling your fingers on thorns, Xenia has luscious, sweet pink fruit on virtually thornless stems. You'll be picking them and reaching in for more as you can eat them off the bush.
Bring the Mediterranean to your garden by planting this easy to grow fig tree against a sunny wall for an abundance of large, sweet and juicy fruits at the end of summer. Time to look out that Mediterranean cookbook!
PS Raspberry canes are due in store any time soon, so keep any eye out on your next visit to Burford or our website.
Remember to label your herbaceous perennials before they die down for the winter, so you don't disturb them by accident.
Similarly, make a note of where you have planted your spring bulbs. (If you haven't planted any yet, it's not too late!)
Once you possess a trug, you'll wonder how you ever managed to do anything in the garden without it. It will be your companion when you are planting tulip bulbs, picking flowers, harvesting beans and apples, deadheading roses ...
Treat yourself to one of these covetable Royal Sussex trugs, handmade in the traditional manner using cricket bat willow and split sweet chestnut.
Come and see our glorious gourds in store, in all their wonderful colours, perfect for adding that seasonal touch to the autumn home.
Autumn Gardening Week
From Saturday 14th October until Sunday 22nd October we will be celebrating the change of season in the garden with a week of garden-inspired treats.
There will be magical garden pop-ups, expert advice, special plant promotions and plenty of prizes to be won. Lots more details to come.
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