Ryton Organic Gardens Re-visited

Autumn has been very fickle in these parts for the past couple of weeks. On Monday, storm Angus blew in and brought torrential rain and winds. I ventured into the garden for five minutes to collect a few things for my first attempt at taking part in the In a Vase on Monday meme. The rest of the time, it’s been grey and dreary.

Apart, that is, from Friday mornings, which are when I venture over to Ryton Organic Gardens for my RHS Level 2 course in practical horticulture, and for the past three weeks, it has been bright and sunny.

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This is the Paradise Garden, a tribute to the late Geoff Hamilton, who was a big advocate of organic gardening. One of my earliest memories of anything gardening-related is of my Mum watching him presenting Gardeners’ World in his lovely gentle way.

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Being at Ryton gives me serious greehouse envy.

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This week’s work on the course included sorting and turning the contents of the large compost heaps, and spreading some of the well- rotted material onto bare veg plots to protect the soil over winter. That certainly kept us warm.

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So yes, Autumn is just beautiful when the sun is out; of all the seasons I think Autumn has the most ethereal sunlight of all, and on a clear morning and it makes the reds and oranges of foliage and berries gleam. It would just be nice if this could be more than a once-a-week occurrence.

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