Saturday, January 25, 2014
On my last visit it was time to give some of the lawns a little manicure. The areas around the trees, which we plan to plant with a Buxus hedge circle this spring before we open for business, had become a little overgrown with weeds. There was only one thing to do. I got out the string, tape measure, spray paint and spade and made some 150cm circles around each of the trees. I took away several trailer loads of soil, along with the weeds. Now they are starting to look like the manicured lawns at Kew gardens...
Below: A horse Chestnut Tree with the newly received treatment.
We will plant a circle of Buxus around each of the Horse Chestnuts, and then plant lots of bulbs inside the circle. For the weeping silver pears by the bluebell walk (top photo) we will plant purple irises within the circles.