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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Views around the Grounds and Walled Garden - 13/07/11

The day began cool and cloudy. On the way to Wallington it became brighter and according to today's weather forecast this was to be the best day of this week, with a return to 'autumnal weather' at the weekend!

On my way to the Walled Garden there were a number of art exhibits on show around the grounds. These have been sited over the last week since my last visit. Walking beside Garden Pond I caught a flash of red and white. At first I thought it was a boat, but on getting closer it was a bed! This art exhibit has moved from Cragside lake to take  up residence at Wallington.

Art Installation in Garden Pond.
I was to help two other volunteers and one of the gardeners to make a new car parking area beside the composting bins today. Our first job was to put down a layer of brick and rubble. We then had to cover all of the rubble with a thick layer of hardcore. Simon the gardener led the hardcore from the main car park to the area chosen. This was a job that lasted all of the day.

We were in an area away from the Walled Garden so we did not see many visitors. Work will continue on this area in the next few days. It may be finished before my next vist next week.

The following photographs were taken before I started work this morning:

Walled Garden Colour.

Walled Garden Border.

West Elevation of House.

Path to West Wood.

East Elevation of House.

Shrubs on the path to Walled Garden.

Mary Pool in the Walled Garden.

Walled Garden.

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