Trees in East and West Woods are starting to change colour. Autumn is making an early appearance this year! The property still has a large number of events to stage before the end of the year. It continues to be a very busy time for all of the staff and volunteers.
|September colour in the Hot Border - 01/09/2011.|
With the new school year starting, the grounds and Walled Garden have become a great deal quieter. July and August saw Wallington very busy with parents and children visiting, and the adventure playground was a favourite place for youngsters.
As we move from season to season, the work changes around the property and specific jobs need to be undertaken, such as cutting of the beech hedges in the Courtyard and cutting of the yew hedges in the Walled Garden. Border clearing, weeding, dead heading, edging and grass cutting continues as usual, on a larger scale.
On a dry and sunny day, the Walled Garden can be seen at its best. I get to Wallington about 9.00 a.m. and walk around the grounds and Walled Garden before starting work. It is on this walk, that I take the majority of the photographs that are appearing in this series.
|Clock Tower from West Lawn - 07/09/2011.|
|New planting in East Wood - 07/09/2011.|
|View of House from East Lawn - 07/09/2011.|
He did a great deal of fine decorative work, for Sir Walter Trevelyan in 1855 at Wallington Hall, in the shape of eight large pictures illustrating Border history, with life-size figures, supplemented by eighteen pictures illustrating the ballad of Chevy Chase, in the spaces above the arches of the Central Hall, this scheme of decoration was completed in 1863-4.
|Example of William Bell Scott's work in Central Hall.|
The middle of September saw the property closed due to high winds. The remnants of Hurricane Katia was to blame! Branches were brought down and some clearing up was the order of the day. Building work also started beside the conservatory, preparing for the installation of a new boiler.
|Mary Pool in the September sun - 14/09/2011.|
|View towards House and Clock Tower - 20/09/2011.|
|Colour in the Conservatory - 20/09/2011.|
|Autumn colours beside West Lawn - 29/09/2011.|
|Early morning sun on the Clock Tower - 29/09/2011.|
My weekly visits since the start of the year, have been very rewarding for me: creating a weekly photographic diary, working in a wonderful garden and property, meeting and working with other volunteers and helping the professional and friendly National Trust gardening team.