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Ready for the Ramblers

Over 300 people came to the Gardens on Saturday 14 April to take part in the Helen Rollason Rural Ramble! The sun shone, the trees were bursting into leaf and the birds were singing and the ramblers set off on routes of 10 or 4 miles on the lanes and path ...

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Graft, but it will be worth it

Digging out this new shrub border was not easy, after rain. But we want to put a lovely range of shrubs and trees along this edge of the Gardens. And our happy Stansted Security staff volunteers kept on smiling! Elsewhere, we had volunteers excavating and ...

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Our gorgeous purple lambs’ tails

There was ice on the lily pond and the ground was frozen, but catkins everywhere this month have reminded us spring is on its way, albeit perhaps a bit arrested by this cold snap. Our purple hazel catkins were a picture. It was difficult to see that the c ...

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Spring cleaning starts….

The sun was shining, there was no further wind damage and the snowdrops were starting to come out, so it felt like early Spring! The moss on the balustrading looks beautiful but can lead to more water damage to the stone, so we have started to remove it. ...

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So lovely to see the sun

After strong winds we expected the worst, but the sun came out and we only had small branches and twigs to tidy up in the Glade. So other jobs got done too. The treehouse oak received some tlc. While in the walled garden, the grass had its first cut  (exc ...

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What’s not to like?

Raking up leaves is easy and enjoyable when frosts have brought them all down with a rush and many volunteers are on hand to share the picking up and taking of them to the leaf mould bin, where David is ensuring that they are packed down well and that the ...