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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Views around the grounds and Walled Garden - 20/06/2012

Looking at the weather forcast for the next two days I made my visit to Wallington today. The next two days are going to be very wet and windy! I made an early start after getting my jobs for the day. We had two borders to weed and fork over at the entrance to this historic site.

The property open at 10.00 a.m. and even before this the cars were streaming into the car park beside the two borders we were working on. It was a bright and very sunny morning and it continued into late afternoon. The temperature was certainly higher than we have experienced of late and it looked like the ice cream stall in the Courtyard was doing a lot of selling.

We had finished one of the borders before we stopped for lunch. I was full of weeds and the rabbits had been eating some of the plants. The ground was still quite wet and it was fairly easy to dig over. After lunch the sun was still shining and the cars continued to come into the car park. I think people must also have looked at the weather forecast and decided to visit when the sun was shining. We continued to work on the second border, larger than the first one so we did not get it finished. We concentrated on the parts that were visible to visitors. Other volunteers will hopefully finish it off or we shall finish it next week.

It was good to work in the dry weather and not get covered in mud. 

I took the following pictures before I sarted work this morning:

The Clock Tower.
Clock Tower and Courtyard.
Lime Avenue leading to West Wood.
Wallington Hall from West Lawn.
The Parkland on the south side of the House.
Looking along to West Lawn.
Rhododendrons on East Lawn.
Colour in the East Lawn Borders.
China Pond.
Garden Pond.
The Neptune Gate - entrance to the Walled Garden.
Pale Border.
Upper Terrace statue.
Beside the Nursery.

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