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Despite the freezing conditions Neil helped us get some more of our pruning done. It is apples and pears this time of year: progressively pruning the heritage trees into…
Every dead tree is a loss, but we have left this dead elm standing as it may be a bat roost. It will soon be bursting with new life…
It started with an eye-to-eye with a small, young?, hare (it then then sped off past Daisy’s towards the treehouse). Then I spied a kingfisher zooming away from the…
It was so lovely to greet our first visitors to the Gardens since lockdown eased and to have a good selection of veg on offer for them. Our volunteers…
Box tree caterpillars can eat their way through all the leaves on box bushes/trees and there can be 2 or 3 caterpillar hatchings a year. The moths were first…
It was 28 degrees at times on Thursday and it felt it! We had volunteers back working in the Gardens, with a full set of Covid 19 risk mitigation…
The Rhododendrons are flowering prolifically in the Japanese garden under development. Our volunteers are progressively cutting them back into shape, so not letting them be the menace they can…
Spring is really evident now, with the euphorbia looking lovely, the perennials coming up and the lavender greening. Fortunately the weeds are not yet rampant and our local Trustees…
Without volunteers or visitors the Gardens are at their most tranquil. The birds are singing to their hearts’ content without competition from vehicle noise, the woodpeckers are drumming and…