In the last couple of weeks the woodland
path has come on a pace with the arrival of subbase and shingle. This
means lots of wheelbarrows to and from the gates where the bags have
been dropped off. The path now looks like a path and with the exception
of a couple of metres it's almost there. Well done to Barry and all
his team for all their hard work!
More sad news for our greenhouse
We never like reporting the vandalism that
happens at Winsford Gardens but unfortunately it is a regular and
upsetting occurance that doesn't seem to be getting any better. This
time the greenhouse has been burned in one corner making it
irrepairable. Many small cuttings and seedlings in the coldframes were
also destroyed in this senseless act. We are at a loss to understand
why anyone would want to do this and will have to now rethink how we use
the growing area if we are to continue to propogate our own cuttings
and store other items.
The roses that we were bought with funds
donated from the MPGA are beginning to bloom and look wonderful in our
3rd rose bed. We now have plans to reinstate the old 4th rose bed and
complete the original formal layout of the gardens. The coppiced hazel
tree has once again been coppiced to give us space to do this.
We also recently had a visit from a moth
enthusiast who wrote down a list of moths he found in the gardens.
Amongst them were the Gatekeeper, Small White, Common Blue, Speckled
Woods and the Jersey Tiger Moth which he tells us is unusual in our
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