There’s a storm brewing!

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Laurentia ‘Avant Garde’. These are flowering in the large pots on the Dodo Terrace, very delicate and pretty with fine cut leaves

Laurentia ‘Avant Garde’. These are flowering in the large pots on the Dodo Terrace, very delicate and pretty with fine cut leaves

It has been decided that the Wednesday and Thursday volunteers, each week, will alternate work between the nursery and the formal gardens. So no more waiting with anticipation and pounding heart to see who approaches us in the Bothy on a Wednesday morning. Will it be formal gardens gardener, Jonathan or nursery gardener, Alan? I think I might miss this excitement on a winter Wednesday morning.

So it was formal gardens turn today. After the storms at the weekend the gardens were blown about and covered in leaves. We spent the day clearing up, dead-heading, clearing the lavender beds and flower beds on the west terrace and sweeping everything we could see. The storms had dried out all the pots so a lot of watering was needed. Even with the autumn leaves the Italian and Sunk Gardens are still bursting with colour.

Jill

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