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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Views around the Grounds and Walled Garden - 28/03/2012.

It was another bright morning and the car temperature guage said it was 7oC at 8.00 a.m. On the way to Wallington it dropped down to 5oC and fields in the shade were showing signs of a ground frost. The sky was blue and the sun was shining as I walked through the property to get to the Walled Garden. Garden Pond was like a mirror and the peace was broken every now and then by the distinctive sound of wood peckers in the trees.

It has been a great week for weather and even at 10.00 a.m. it was too hot to work with a jumper on. My job for today was edging the lawns on the Lower Terrace. In some places a great deal of turf had to be removed to get a good edge and this meant frequent trips to the compost heap.

The Walled Garden was busy with visitors taking advantage of the good weather. The work continues and is well ahead of schedule for the time of year. The recent spell of warm and sunny weather has accelerated growth and plants are thriving and starting to burst into colour - some earlier than usual. 

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

Clock Tower from the Courtyard.

Daffodils in the Courtyard.

China Pond.

Primroses in East Wood.

Garden Pond looking through to Portico Walk.

Mary Pool in the Walled Garden.


Daffodils in the Orchard and Nuttery of the Walled Garden.

Cut Flower Border in the Walled Garden.

Red Crown Imperials in the Plum Border.

Inside the Conservatory.

Upper Terrace of the Walled Garden.

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