If you come down to the Gardens in the autumn and winter you can find us busy with a host of things including lots of maintenance, planning, mulching, adding organic matter to the soil, making leaf mould and some planting, as well as a some workshops and activities taking place.  November is full of planning – for the winter and year ahead and we’ll also spend some time doing path maintenance now the gardens are a little quieter.   In December we turn our attention to the building for a bit of TLC, carrying out any repairs required, and giving it a lick of paint.    In January in the garden and polytunnel we’re harvesting root vegetables and will still have chutney in supply.    In February, we’ll be finishing pruning, and seed sowing begins in earnest. The polytunnel will become a hive of germination!