Exciting new additions to the Winsford Gardens roses
Local people who enjoy walking through the
park have always admired the formal rose beds that give the gardens it's
character. Two of the beds always give year round colour. We often
see a rose or two still blooming into December. But the third rose bed
had been sadly neglected and overrun with ivy and other creeping weeds.
But thanks to a grant from the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association
and some hard work from our volunteers we have now planted 25 hybrid
roses. We are excited to see how they spring to life next year.
A busy time, cleaning, spreading and cutting
A group of volunteers spent a morning at Hevers
meadows cutting willow whips for using as fences and other useful willow
structures. And thanks to the generosity of the
Landscape Group and Greenfields Wood Waste Solutions we have received
donations of soil improver and woodchip respectively. They have now
been spread over the beds and our flowers will greatly benefit from
these additions. We'd like to thank both companies for their generous
The council also sent a trailer so that we
could remove all hard cuttings that couldn't been recycled in the
garden. We have also taken the opportunity of an empty greenhouse to
give it a good clean. Hopefully all sheltering slugs and snails have
been given their marching orders and so next years succulent seedlings
will have a chance to grow!
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