We now have responsibility for the woodland next to the walled garden – it is very overgrown and uneven underfoot and we expect to find there trash from the second world war as well as more recent stuff as we start to clear it. A good start on another big job!

Tree care for loved species under pressure (pruning out deadwood, watering and mulching); pruning of architectural shrubs in Italian garden; dead-heading of dahlias; tidying of self-seeded herbs; weeding; painting of Victorian iron fencing; and much more besides ….weren’t we productive!

Bat walk tonight will be interesting to see how many of the bats are still out and about before hibernation.