Gardening – April 2018



This month, the theme at the Pump House and across the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust is Gardening. Inspiration comes in the form of National Beanpole Week, the RHS National Gardening Week and Earth Day. 

Finds out more below ... 

National Beanpole Week 
Using beanpoles as planting supports in the garden instead of bamboo is an environmentally friendly option. National Beanpole Week (7-15 April 2018) celebrates Britain’s coppiced woodlands, the animals and plants that live in them, the coppice workers who look after them and the beanpoles and other coppice wood products they produce. Find out more at this link.  

RHS Gardening Week 
The aim of National Gardening Week (30 April - 6 May 2018) is to encourage gardeners to share their love of gardening. Find out more here

International Carrot Day 
One more ting ... not many people know that 4th April every year is International Carrot Day. Find out about it here

How to garden ...

If you are lucky enough to have access to a garden or an allotment, then you have wonderful opportunities to grow your own food and flowers, to make a home for wildlife, and to find peace in the great outdoors. 

If you do have a garden or an allotment but don't really know how to start, then the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Get Growing' guide is a great place to go. You can learn how to plant successfully, how and how to identify plants, how to choose the right tools, how to create a lawn, how to plant trees and shrubs ... and mulch more. You can find it here

... plus here at the Pump House we are neighbours to the Transition Worcester Old North Stable Teaching Gardens on Pitchcroft. Great for advice and support – see