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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Views around the grounds and Walled Garden - 19/09/2012.

The year marches on and Autumn approaches. The days are getting shorter but the work required at this historic National Trust property continues. Seasonal tasks continue and the property continues to provide a wide variety of events for the visitors. The temperature was in single figures as I reached Wallington and the sun was shining with a bright blue sky. The 'Indian Summer' has not materialised yet!

It was another busy day working on the path beside West Lawn and along Lime Avenue towards the children's Adventure Playground. I have been working on the paths for three days over the last three weeks, weeding and edging the lawn. It is slow work but it is good to look back along the stretch I have finished to see how well it looks. The gardeners were cutting the grass on East and West Lawn and the grounds are looking in great condition.

Autumn colours are starting to appear in small patches around the House. The weather remained sunny and dry for all of my time here today and I managed to finish a good stretch of the path. Visitor numbers are starting to drop off as the year comes to a close.

I took the following photographs before I started work this morning:

Clock Tower and Courtyard.
A piece of the Giant's Causway on East Lawn.
Griffin Heads in the early morning sun.
Griffin heads on East Lawn.
Garden Pond.
A touch of white in the Walled Garden.
Colour in the Walled Garden.
Looking over Garden Pond towards Portico Walk.
Before and after my work.

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