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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Views around the grounds and Walled Garden - 01/02/2012.

A new month begins and another day volunteering at Northumberland's  most popular National Trust property. The weather forecast was for ice and frost but it was a dry cold day with the temperature not dropping below 1oC.

Our first job was to put a coat of wood preservative onto four seats/benches in the Conservatory. We completed this and moved into the peach houses to tie up some fuscias which will be destined for the Walled Garden in the not to distant  future.

After  lunch it was back into the Walled Garden to work on the rose border beside Neptune's Gate, the entrance to the garden. Our main job was to clear away the last of the leaves that have collected in the plants. Once cleared there was evidence of bulb shoots appearing. 

For the first of February there was a steady stream of visitors coming into the Walled Garden.

The following photographs were taken this morning:

Clocktower and Courtyard

House from West Lawn

House entrance from East Lawn

Snowdrops in the Orchard




Lower Terrace Walled Garden

Inside the Peach Houses

Mary Pool

View towards Paines Bridge

Looking towards Paines Bridge from River Walk steps

Scaramouche - one of the Upper Terrace Statues

Lower Terrace of the Walled Garden.

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