The garden in winter
During the winter closure
Work in the garden doesn’t stop during the winter, quite the contrary!
Autumn work consists, among other tasks, of cutting back the perennials, removing the withered annuals, digging over the beds, adding compost and preparing the thousands of bulbs for the next reopening in spring.
After that, the gladioli and dahlias will be dug up and biannuals such as, wallflowers, forget-me-nots, daisies and violas will be planted. The trees and rose bushes undergo the requisitory winter pruning.
The annuals are sown in January, a period during which the gardeners also proceed to repot the thousands of plants grown on site. Dahlias and other plants are potted in February.
The greenhouses are hive of activity until reopening.