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Ready for the agile and not so agile

The agility ring is in place for visiting dogs for this Sunday’s Fun day for Dogs; the weather is all set fair so there are no muddy paths; the Rock Choir are no doubt as well-rehearsed as ever; and Carolyn is ready with the bacon, cakes and other c ...

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A birthday treat

for Steph: laying logs for a new earth seat and with delicious chocolate cakes for morning break, courtesy of Clare and Jacqueline…so much more fun than being pampered on a birthday! Meanwhile: primulas were planted, bringing colour to the entrance ...

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Making a pit fit for a fig

With a full day’s sunshine our 20 volunteers had a great day today. New shrubs were planted and Ian managed to successfully move a strawberry tree (Arbutus Unedo), which had grown too large for the Italian garden, to a much more suitable place along one o ...

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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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A really good day…

After that second blast of cold weather, it was so nice to welcome new volunteers to our Volunteers Day in sunshine and with the ground workable again! The daffodils are starting to come out and the blossom on the peach and nectarine trees is showing pink ...

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Should be cosy….

Birds and bugs can now find new homes, thanks to David’s amazing carpentry skills. His beautiful  bird and bug boxes are on sale from the Trust – at our next Open Day on April 22 or by contacting us through our enquiries line. Meanwhile volunt ...

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New trees for the Glade

February is a time for tree-planting: so we have been planting flowering cherries and an acer near the rill that we think was part of Peto’s Japanese gardens. A golden rain tree is waiting its turn to be planted to replace one lost a while ago. Febr ...

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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. ...