I am curled up here on the window sill enjoying the sun while watching Phil mow the lawns here at Flamborough Rigg cottage. Thank goodness for the double glazing blocking out the howling as he sings along to his ipod, I have such sensitive, beautiful ears! Humans have a hard life, if they were half as clever as us cats he would be sat with his feet up drinking coffee. It is all looking very nice but maybe I should sign him up for one of the courses with experts in the area, we could be playing that croquet on the lawns by the end of the summer. I will pop the details down and see if he takes the hint.
I wonder if I should point out that he has missed a bit?
25 April 2009. Spring lawn care and mid-spring flowering bulbs
Head Gardener David Barker will give a detailed guided tour and demonstration on preparing your lawn for the warm summer ahead, by hand and with machine. A look at the difference between a fine and a coarse lawn. This event is repeated on 26th September (autumn lawn care).
Must be book By: 23 Apr 2009
Call 0845 6121253 and quote booking ref: 5617 (weekdays 9am-5pm)
Discount for RHS members.
10 May 2009. Spring Plant Sale.
Get expert advice direct from the growers at this popular spring plant fair in the grounds of Newby.
From 10:00 - 16:00
11 May 2009. The Organic Way.
Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, North Yorkshire. (National Trust)
Gardening in an organic way - is it really worth it? Join Nick Fraser, the Hall's Head Gardener for a walk around the garden and hear him put forward his case. Discover the winners and losers in the organic gardening debate and why we favour this approach to managing a garden. The group will then have lunch with Nick in the Hall's tearoom.
From 10.30 – 13.30.
Booking essential. Tel 01439 748283
17 May 2009. Plant Fair
Dunscombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
An exciting range of plants on sale including the rare and unusual.
From 10.00 - 16.00.
23 – 31 May 2009. Go Green and Get Gardening
Treasurer’s House, York, North Yorkshire
Different activities on different days. For full programme ring or email. Find out how to start up your own vegetable patch and get peat -free starter plants at the house with free delivery by bike within a 2-mile radius. Demonstrations and easy tips on gardening organically. Tips on how to be environmentally friendly and 'waste not', Gardeners' question time, gardeners' tea, gardening products and art, wormery, children's trails, games and more.
Open: 11.00 – 17.00.
Estate Office, 01904 624247, firstname.lastname@example.org
May – October 2009. A walk with the head gardener
The head gardener at Scampston Walled Garden will walk and talk his way through the walled garden pointing out plants of particular interest each month and answering your questions. Admission includes entry to the walled garden.
29 May, 26 Jun, 31 Jul, 28 Aug, 25 Sep & 30 Oct 2009.
From 10:30 - 12:00.
31 May 2009. Scampston Plant Fair
Featuring a wide range of specialist nurseries offering rare and unusual plants. No booking required. Admission includes entry to the walled garden.
From 10:00 - 16:00