Top tips from Hillers garden
Visit the Hiller garden
The garden is free of charge to enjoy and provides a source of inspiration all year round. There are over 100 types of roses for sale all displayed in category for ease of selection. You will find a range of plants on display for sale from the plant centre, where expert, friendly advice is always on hand.
A stroll along the gravel paths in the Hiller garden will take you amongst a stunning collection of roses in a country setting. The first half of the 2 acre garden is planted out with a wide range of herbaceous plants and shrubs. As you pass between classic stone pillars you enter the semi formal rose garden packed full of fragrant English roses, some of our favourites being Golden Celebrations with its wonderful yellow blooms and Winchester Cathedral, stunning white flowers. The garden has a fantastic collection of old fashioned roses that provide the garden with colour from June right through to the autumn, like the Gallica’s, Rosa ‘Charles de Mills’ for example has large opulent rich crimson flowers, a trouble free rose .and a fascinating really old rose, Rosa ‘Mundi’.
To keep your roses in tip top condition, when planting apply plenty of bone meal and regular spraying against aphids, black spot and mildew, we use an organic spray based on fish oil alternating with limited chemical applications.
N. Millham. Head gardener.
Don’t forget to visit the Farm Shop where we are really making the most of the strawberry season, there’s nothing better than an English strawberry!
Our strawberries are as fresh as is possible - we pick them every morning!
Keeping up with My Very Local Veg Garden
Hannah Genders’ ‘My Very Local Veg Garden’, 2011 gold medal winner at Malvern Flower Show, is in bloom and a great source of ideas for fruit and vegetable planting solutions this summer at The Hiller Garden. The garden is full of wildlife friendly perennials, attracting many a bee and butterfly and is now home to vegetables such as Pak Choi, Rainbow Chard and Painted Lady Runner Beans. Sow seeds from April to July in a sunny position, making sure it is well watered as it can bolt if it lacks moisture in the early growing stages. Chard is considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables available and is mainly sown in the spring for picking over the summer, although by protecting the crop with a cloche, leaves can be harvested during autumn and winter. These leafy crops with vibrant stalks are ideal to grow in a row of an allotment or vegetable patch, or try more striking varieties at the front of a border for colour. Grow in a sunny or slightly shaded spot in moisture retentive soil. There is nothing more satisfying than heading out into the garden to pick a few leaves for use in your own salad, come and see how Hannah and the team here at Hillers plant theirs!
Dunnington Heath Farm, Dunnington, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5PD Tel: 01789 772771 Opening hours: 9am - 5pm, seven days a week