18th August

FJ Williams Profile Picture
FJW 1955-2007
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CHW 2015-
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JCW 1897-1939
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CW 1940-1955

2018 – CHW

Head Gardener Jaimie has been keeping up with the daily diary while I have been away in the north.

A wander in Old Park with the terriers after a week of grass cutting. A couple more days and we should be finished, then back to the main gardens.

Old Park with the terriers after a week of grass cutting
Old Park with the terriers after a week of grass cutting
Old Park with the terriers after a week of grass cutting
Old Park with the terriers after a week of grass cutting
The weather has been on our side for grass cutting this season, but not so kind to the plants. Illicium lanceolatum from Mark Fillan, that we planted here, did not make it this year.
Illicium lanceolatum from Mark Fillan
Illicium lanceolatum from Mark Fillan
Gunneras seem smaller this year, and less of them. The snow and cold we had in February/March took their toll on them I would imagine.
Gunneras
Gunneras

2017 – CHW
View from the new planting area which is now complete. New seats needed!

new planting area
new planting area

2016 – CHW
No entry.

2015 – CHW
Rubus tricolor covers the bank outside the flat and is one of the best ways of covering up weeds on a steep bank which can only be maintained with a long ladder. The fruits are orange and delicious both to birds and small boys. Much enjoyed with my cornflakes.

Rubus tricolor
Rubus tricolor
Rubus tricolor
Rubus tricolor

Evidence of the German film makers’ fake flowers in the Hydrangea seemanii.

Hydrangea seemanii
Hydrangea seemanii

1984 – FJW
All corn harvested – very high yield – driest summer yet.

1983 – FJW
Fire at Barton. Delia in charge and dealt with problem superbly.

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