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Gardeners Blog 25th June 2020

This Week in The Garden…… 25th June 2020 Digging out the new riverside border in the wildflower meadow is now complete (hurrah!) and the cleared area is prepared and ready to have meadow turf laid, although this will be done later in the season, once the hottest weather has passed. It was very satisfying to […]

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Foxy Business

It seems that our resident fox, Basil is becoming more bold and has today snuck into the gardeners shed and stole their cakes! Seems Basil has a sweet tooth.

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This Week in The Garden....12th June 2020

The rain has been very welcome, it saved the parched grass in the Cloister Garth and saved us about 2 hours’ watering time on Monday! The huge old viburnum that has been smothering the oak tree at the side of the wildflower meadow has been tamed. It took both of us a whole morning to […]

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Eastbridge Seal

The Eastbridge Hospital Seal. This is the original female part of a two part seal which would have been filled with hot sealing wax and then compressed in a machine similar to the modern (Victorian!) one we now use but which “cuts” the image of St Thomas onto paper rather than creating a wax impression. […]

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Garden in Bloom

The garden is definitely bloomin’ lovely this time of year.  The flowers are just stunning and our gardeners inform us that the scent is quite amazing.

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Duck Update

Many of you have asked how our ducks are doing and I am pleased to report we still have 6 ducklings who are most definitely getting bigger and spending more time in the water.  We also have moorhen chicks, which are often seen frantically trying to keep up with their parents.  Unlike the ducks, the […]

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A Grey Day....

Despite it feeling like winter and the sun most definitely having disappeared, the wildlife in the garden is still watching our gardeners busy at work. I understand the robin is a regular visitor.

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A Busy Day...

Today has all been about making compost.  Our new gardeners, Robert and Tracey have been busy creating new compost areas so all garden waste is recycled back into the ground.

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A day in the Life......

Our weekly blog from our gardeners. This Week in The Garden…… 27th May 2020 Another busy week! Monday prune and reshape the two apple trees in the long border in the Cloister Garth. Originally these trees were planted as espaliers and fanned out horizontally along the wall. Unfortunately they have been so vigorous over the […]

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Garden at Eastbridge

Our small courtyard garden at Eastbridge has always been somewhat unloved.  Recently, thanks to two of our indwellers and our new gardeners, it has undergone a transformation. We can not wait to get back to Eastbridge after the lockdown and enjoy sitting out there.

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