It’s Christmas!

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Sometimes it is difficult to get people to pose for photographs but Maureen and Florence had no such inhibitions. I think the antlers went to their heads. Maureen and Florence have been volunteers in the Shop for ten years and this is a gardening volunteers stop every Wed lunch time to see what delights they have to sell us. We think they just sit in the warm all day drinking tea and they think we are just wandering around the beautiful gardens admiring the plants all day.

Sometimes it is difficult to get people to pose for photographs but Maureen and Florence had no such inhibitions. I think the antlers went to their heads. Maureen and Florence have been volunteers in the Shop for ten years and this is a gardening volunteers stop every Wednesday lunch time to see what delights they have to sell us. We think they just sit in the warm all day drinking tea and they think we are just wandering around the beautiful gardens admiring the plants all day.

Hundreds of Dianthus barbatus (biennials) were planted around the Reception area. Earlier this year half of these plugs had been potted on into 3 inch pots and the other half planted out in open ground in the old fashioned way. The ones planted outside were about twice as big as the potted ones so that is the way they will be done next year even though there is a lot more work involved with continuous weeding. It will be interesting to see if the potted ones catch up with the ‘free range’ ones.

Jill

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