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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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The final push

The Saturday volunteers have been making progress in clearing the last bit of the walled garden and today Sam and Tom helped too…. digging out brambles and bracken and clearing back to the foundations of the old greenhouses. Heavy work, but at least ...

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So it is done….

The viewing platform at the bottom of the Glade was finished today and was a beautiful, contemplative spot to experience the end of a glorious sunny day. And what were those thoughts? That volunteers, with a wealth of practical skills and teamwork, can to ...

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The essence of tranquillity

The day started cold but we were then warmed by the sun. Volunteers started an overhaul of the Italian Garden – as we have found Junipers difficult to establish in our current climate, many have been removed, but will be replaced …. ; and othe ...

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Measuring Up

The old viewing platform has a view but not much else! The off-season will see it rebuilt, so once again visitors can dawdle there, watch the coots build their nests, admire the water lilies, and if they are lucky, perhaps see someone from Dunmow Fishing ...