Just before Apple day in October, the gardens to the south side of the walled garden had very quick tidy. It was during this tidy that plans were made for a larger piece of work to take place over the winter.
Many of the large climbing roses were in need of a hard prune, shape and vigour had been lost, so armed with tools and barrows, staff, clients and volunteers set to work to cut back and clear. The planting in the beds also had a bit of an overhaul, with bed edges being recut, so that each section of the garden related once more to the overall layout of the space. Path edges were cut back and tidied, leaving the space look suitably prepared for the rest of the winter months ahead. Next year we plan to tackle the yew topiary, to get it looking sharp and crisp, to set off the entrance to the walled garden.
Posted by Phill, December 2016