Garden Update

See what we have been doing in the gardens recently –

February and March 2022

  • The privet hedge in the Copper Beech Garden has been cut back to a more manageable height and the width reduced so that the snowdrops, ox-eye daisies and betony at the base can flourish
  • Prior to the Yellow Crocus Day event all the green waste by the Meeting House Lane gate into The Tasting Garden was removed by the Council’s Grounds Maintenance team and the gardens cleared of small branches brought down in the storms
  • An area for depositing sacks for removal by the Cleansing Department has been constructed using old pallets
  • Much general weeding has been done round the borders
  • Clumps of snowdrops growing in the grass and behind the hedge in the Copper Beech Garden have been dug out and planted in pots for sale.  Some snowdrops have also been planted in the Copper Beech Garden alongside the path leading to The Tasting Garden
  • The Bay Project staff and clients have removed last year’s growth from plants, done some planting out and made a lovely display table for the “plants for sale”

January 2022

  • Commenced substantial pruning of the privet hedge in the Copper Beech Garden.  More to do in February
  • Pruning of the four pear trees led by David Redmore.  This included getting the Improved Fertility pear tree to stand upright
  • Weeding and mulching around the pear trees after the pruning
  • Prolific growth of ivy at the top of two large sycamore trees could cause the trees to fall in high winds.  Therefore a band of ivy has been cut away from around the trunks so that the ivy higher up will die back
  • Removed ivy from some of the walls in the Copper Beech Garden
  • Yellow tulips planted in front of the repaired wall in the Copper Beech Garden

Click on the images below to see some photos taken over the winter and spring.

The Tasting Garden in the morning sun. 4 January 2022. Photo by Chris Wright.
Daffodils bordering the path to The Tasting Garden. Photo by Ruth Standring-Cox.