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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Views around the grounds and Walled Garden - 20/03/2012.

The first day of Spring has arrived. The mild winter and warm temperatures of the the recent weeks has allowed the work to be well ahead of schedule and as I walked around the grounds, the grass has been cut since my visit last week.

The daffodils in the courtyard have not yet flowered, but borders around the House have been prepared and weeded for Summer planting. At the House entrance the purple prince tulips we planted are well through and they should give a magnificent display of colour when they flower.

As you walk through the grounds you see examples of all of the work that is carried out here on the property. Beside the gate into East Wood a large tree has been felled. The Walled Garden is now starting to burst into colour and the warm weather certainly fetches out the visitors to this historic property.

I spent my morning around the potting shed tidying up the paths around the nursery and the new biomass boiler. In the afternoon, I swept out the Conservatory and helped to spread pea gravel along the path on the Upper Terrace. it was a warm day but overcast. The sun did appear late in the afternoon.

The following is a selection of photographs taken before I started work this morning:

West side of Courtyard - waiting for daffodils to flower!

View of the House from West Lawn.

South facing border - ready for red - white and blue planting!

House entrance.

View of House from East Lawn.

Griffin Heads on East Lawn.

Griffin Heads and House.

Griffin Heads and House.

Garden Pond looking through to Portico Walk.

Looking through Neptune Gate to Upper Terrace.

Mary Pool.

Walled Garden Planting.

View of Lower Terrace.

Railway Border looking towards the Yew Circle.

Railway Border and Lower Terrace.

Cut Flower Border.

Walled Garden Planting.

Orchard and Nuttery.

Daffodils and Bluebells

Daffodils and Bluebells.

Lower Terrace looking towards the Mary Pool.

Walled Garden Colour.

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