Welcome to 2017 and on Wednesday 1 February at 8pm, our round of Monthly Meetings for the year starts.
Our speaker will be very welcome indeed, who is RHOD JONES the Head gardener of the Titsey Estate.
A team of just five gardeners manage the garden, a fraction of the
number there would have been in Victorian times, employing methods from
the past along with modern labour and time-saving advances.
“We endeavour to showcase many Victorian horticultural techniques but
in the spirit of Victorian development also embrace new horticultural
innovations such as computer controlled heating and ventilation
systems,” says Rhod. “We are not strictly organic, as we use pesticides
on the pathways, but we minimise our use of herbicides where possible
and use a variety of biological controls for whitefly, aphids and mealy
bug on the glasshouse crops.” quote from Surrey Life