Sunnycroft's new borders
Our gardening team have been busy bees this year renovating key areas of the garden
There is plenty of things going on in the gardens this year.
The once overgrown shrubbery leading to the stables has been prunned, providing space for new plants such as Hydrangeas, ferns and hostas, creating more seasonal colour and interest .
The paths have been renewed, leading from the drawing room French window, which enabled our disabled visitors better access to the grounds. The paths have been topped up with fresh stone and several have had new metal edging. The original paths were dressed with locally quarried stone from the now closed Ercall quarry. This stone (Rhyolite) is now shipped to us at some considerable cost from The Forest of Dean.
There has also been new planting in the borders to the hosta bed and the shrubbery at the rear by the Haliday glasshouse.
The long double perennial bed had become overgrown and so has been dug out, all the soil removed and replaced to eliminate the ground elder. The border in full summer colour can be shas lots of new plants, from Delphiniums to Eryngiums which will produce a more striking display with summer and autumn colour. This has also enabled us to keep a more detailed record of all the plants in this part of the garden.
This work wouldnt have been possible without the support of The Head of Gardens for the National Trust who has donated money towards the horticultural improvements, as well as funding the new plants. In additon the Shropshire National Truct Centre have funded the work to the paths and edges and this funding has been vital in the garden renovation.
So when you next visit look out for the new borders on your walk around our green oasis.