Wednesday 9 October 2013
This bed along the West Terrace had to be cleared out completely and all the Rhododendrons and Camellias taken out to make room for scaffolding for the on-going repairs to the house. What a job that was. One of the Rhododendrons was so big it took four gardeners to lift it onto the trailer. The smaller ones will be put into large pots and the larger ones will be planted out at the nursery until the bed becomes free.
All the Wednesday volunteers were here today which was just as well as there was a lot of work to do in the Sunk Garden. Two to a bed, we staked up plants blown down in the storm, dead headed, cut down plants that were over, trimmed the grass edges around the beds and filled dozens of barrow loads. I don’t know what the others did when they got home but I had my usual chocolate cake and fell asleep until 7.