Welcome back to my last garden blog from the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey for this year. We are in full swing with the winter preparation of the garden. The first frost appeared last night and it's time to wrap up things like the outside water connections and taps for example. We are using bubble wrap which gives a good layer of insulation. The roses in the different areas of the garden were pruned and got a good layer of rotted manure and our own compost around the base. The leftover seeds are counted, weighed and recorded in specific lists. This information is important for the preparation of the new seed order beginning in 2020. This task is one of the main ...