Greenway garden project autumn/winter 2013

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The garden team have big plans for autumn and winter; they won't be resting on their laurels.

What are the plans?

The team are planning the rejuvenation of several borders that have become overgrown, tired or past their best. This will involve the complete removal of the ivy base on some borders, shrubs that are beyond renovation will be removed and re-planting will be designed to tie areas together.

The team will be using ‘Agatha’s holiday home’ as a guide for planting around the house and walled gardens. For the wider estate the theme will be plant collections and experimentation, drawing on the history of how the garden as a whole developed with previous owners over the centuries.

Where will we see changes?

The focus is on areas that are most popular with visitors as they are easy to explore, level and on the main access into the garden. These are the borders around the shop leading to the walled gardens, around the Vinery, the Clock Golf shrub borders and the Fernery. The team will also be creating a cut flower border so that fresh flowers from that border can be used in the house, shop and café.

What's the time scale?

The work started at the beginning of October with the initial removal of unwanted plants and the preparation of the ground. Most of the planting will be done in the spring, and weather permitting it will all be finished by April. There will be areas that will be empty and look quite bare for several months until planting takes place, but come the warmer months the garden will be looking fantastic. As well as these renovation projects the team will also be doing routine garden maintenance so they won't have a moment to get bored this autumn and winter.