a little edgy…

A second week of lockdown begins – oops no, it’s the third week!

It promises to be a sunny week, which means the flowers and grass will be growing apace. Our Gardeners manage a brief rota of getting in the Gardens from time to time to look over things, making sure things are safe and sound. We all look forward to the photos they share with us.

With such a large lawn and lots of grassed paths in the Upper and Lower Wilderness areas it is no surprise that we normally spend such a lot of time using the ride-on and electric mowers. Although we love the flowers, the grass and its trim precise edges and borders are a major part of what gives the Gardens their style and look. We have been reliant over the years on a few lovely volunteers who absolutely love to wield the long-handled lawn edging shears and the halfmoon cutter. Without their patience and precision our 17th century formality would disappear.

#volunteers #formalgardens #gardentools

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