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  • Changes in the Winter Garden

    sheiladearing on 22 Dec 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Those of you brave enough to venture out to Rosemoor during the recent cold weather may well have seen some changes happening in the Winter Garden. 

    After some debate, the weeping ash (Fraxinus excelsior ‘Pendula’ AGM) on the south west side of the Winter Garden lawn was recently felled.  Although it was undoubtedly a fine tree, with a striking winter outline, it had outgrown its allotted space and in the summer its wide-spreading canopy almost completely enveloped the plants in the bed below. 

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  • Bird Activity in the Garden

    sheiladearing on 16 Dec 2010 at 12:12 PM

    As the freezing weather has rendered groundwork in the Fruit and Vegetable Garden almost impossible, Pete and I have been spending the cold mornings (and afternoons!), undertaking the yearly check of all the different bird boxes we have on site for signs of activity.

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  • SPUR THINNING AND WINTER PRUNING ON MATURE APPLES AND PEARS GROWN AS RESTRICTED FORMS.

    sheiladearing on 08 Dec 2010 at 03:29 PM


    Fig 1: Restricted Forms of fruit at Rosemoor : espalier and step-over cordo

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  • New paths in the Fruit and Vegetable Garden

    sheiladearing on 01 Dec 2010 at 01:52 PM
    The paths in the fruit and vegetable garden are a mixture of brick pavers and gravel. The gravel paths are difficult to keep clean and scour out badly on the slopes when it rains so we decided to tarmac these paths, there was just enough money in the roads and paths budget if we prepared the paths ourselves for the tarmac contractors. 

    So me, Garry and Katy were joined by John Bridge, with a special guest appearance by Mr Trevor Mills on the mini-digger, we spent the week scraping the top off of the paths then fine tuning the levels to leave them exactly 40mm below our finished level – that allows for 40mm of tarmac to be laid.

     John preparing for the tarmac

     

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