It’s been wonderful here at Harlow Carr this week!
After two week of snow on the ground this week has felt very much like spring has arrived!!
The birds are singing and every day more and more crocuses are popping up their brightly coloured heads!
It has been a real pleasure to be outdoors cutting back the last of last years snow flattened perennials and weeding amongst them listening to the cheerful bird song and taking in all the fresh new scents of spring, especially strong from the Sarcococca confusa.
As spring is in the air this week it couldn’t be a better time for our latest arrival.
Liz Thwaite who has joined us as the new Head of Site at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Liz has joined the RHS after working as Head of Visitor Services at Chester Zoo for nine years.
This week she has been very busy, settling into her new role, familiarising herself with her new surroundings and getting to know Harlow staff.
We are all wishing hear a warm welcome and hope that she is very happy here!
Earlier in the week my team, Gardens East, worked on liberating the Winter Walk from its chicken wire prison, which was necessary as we had an extremely bad rabbit population, but as if by magic the rabbits seem to have disappeared enabling us to remove the fencing which is a vast improvement for the Winter Walk while there is still lots to see.
Also this week our students Malcolm and Pippa have had the pleasure of working on and presenting their first public demonstration on rose pruning and cultivation which despite a little nerviness went very well indeed, Well done guys.
Thanks for reading.