Gardening

MEET ROBERT

MEET ROBERT

  • 18 Sep 2017
  • Gardening, Overbury Estate

Robert joined Overbury Enterprises last Monday as our new Head Gardener and has been spending the week getting to know Overbury, the gardens and the team.


GARDEN SHOW & MAY TIPS

GARDEN SHOW & MAY TIPS

  • 23 May 2017
  • Gardening

The Overbury Gardens team have arrived back at Overbury from the RHS Show at Malvern full of new ideas and inspiration, learning about irrigation, new plants available this year, Victorian plant collecting, Heritage Seed Library and Garden Organic. The show is a great way of making new contacts in the industry and learning and sharing horticultural ideas and techniques.


Autumn Garden

Autumn Garden

  • 31 Oct 2016
  • Gardening, Overbury Estate

We have been very busy leading into the autumn here in the gardens at Overbury Court. The yew hedges have had their winter trim, with the shorter days and cooler nights the leaves are starting to turn and show us their autumn glory. The fruit pruned late last year and earlier this year is in the process of being picked.


March into Spring

March into Spring

  • 21 Mar 2016
  • Gardening, Overbury Estate

Spring is finally starting to come into fruition and the days are lengthening steadily. With great satisfaction we are starting to see the fruits of our earlier labour.  Here is the Estate bulb bank coming to life after the bulb planting in the autumn last year and earlier in this current year. March is the time to finally complete...


Christmas garden tips

Christmas garden tips

  • 9 Dec 2015
  • Gardening, Overbury Estate

Now is the time to add a little Christmas cheer by making your wreaths out of Christmas tree trimmings, holly and whatever else you may choose, below is an example I made last year… There are of course many other jobs to be getting on with in the gardening over the festive period. 1. Make sure that greenhouse heaters are up and running...


Roses of Overbury

Roses of Overbury

  • 3 Jul 2015
  • Gardening, Overbury Estate

We are fortunate here in Overbury and Conderton to be blessed with a large number of roses climbing up our houses or in our gardens.   These need some care in the summer too, providing healthy growth/control and repeat flowering. The types of Rose that benefit from a good summer prune are repeat flowering climbers, English shrub roses,...


Garden jobs for May

Garden jobs for May

  • 5 May 2015
  • Gardening, Overbury Estate

Gardening tips from Overbury Estate Gardens Manager, Leigh Watts As the soils is warming up things are really starting to get going in the garden now. The spring bulbs have started to fade and the herbaceous plants are starting to come into their own. Now is the time to complete any division and dividing grasses now will give them a new lease...


Spring Garden Tips from Gardens Manager, Leigh Watts

Spring Garden Tips from Gardens Manager, Leigh Watts

  • 16 Mar 2015
  • Gardening, Overbury Estate

Spring is upon us and is leading into the most picturesque, but frantic time of the year. All of your hard work now will be richly rewarded throughout the rest of the year. Borders should be thoroughly weeded and composted replacing the nutrients used up last year! Although there is a no dig culture that is spreading throughout horticulture in...


Winter is on it's way!

Winter is on it's way!

  • 21 Nov 2014
  • Gardening, Overbury Estate

Now that we are moving into winter and the sunlight hours have sadly reduced now is the time to carry out the following tasks: Reduce watering of house plants Prune apples and pears for better cropping next year, only open forms not those trained against the wall (see our last blog for details) Prevent ponds and outside taps from freezing...


Get ready for Autumn

Get ready for Autumn

  • 20 Oct 2014
  • Gardening

The gardens team have been very busy over the last two months, yew hedge trimming on a giant scale, fabulous views though. There is still time for that summer prune of apples and pears right up until the first two weeks of October, this is occasionally beneficial as you only do the job once. Summer prune apples and pears grown only as cordons,...