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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Views around the grounds and Walled Garden - 10/07/2012

Today was my first visit to Wallington in July. I was unable to get last week. The rain continued and it was to last all of the day. Due to the rain we had to spend all morning cleaning, oiling and sharpening the garden's hand tools.

There was a slight break in the rain after lunch - just enough time to get outside and fill up the spaces in the conservatory border with some plants. The break in the rain did not last long and I finished the planting with the rain coming down again.

I finished off the work on the hand tools and cleaned some edging irons. The rain has certainly kept visitors away from Wallington, numbers are well down for the corresponding time last year. With the school holidays looming, a period of good weather is needed to try and get people back.

I took the following pictures before I started work and after I had finished:

The gate leading to West Lawn from the Courtyard.
Clock Tower and Courtyard.
West Lawn.
The Red, White and Blue border on the south side of the House.
Looking along towards West Lawn.
Colour in the border beside East Lawn.
China Pond in East Wood.
Above the Mary Pool in the Walled Garden.
Pale Border on the Upper Terrace.
Looking down on the Lower Terrace.
The Hot Border.
Foxgloves in the rain.
Garden Pond in East Wood.
Looking over Garden Pond to Portico Walk.

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