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If the idea of volunteering full time in the garden in all weathers seems a bit daunting, why not help us out with a bit of deadheading over the summer? It doesn't require as much bending and heavy lifting but will help top up your vitamin D levels! Full training and a trug provided, but if possible bring your own secateurs. Email me at headgardener@hestercombe.com if you'd like to help   Many thanks   Claire Reid...
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Massive Hollyhocks! Great year for the Holly hocks! Take a stroll down the East Walk in the formal gardens and be dwarfed by the massive Hollyhocks....... and so far no rust!!...
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restoration to the rotunda The Rotunda is a beautiful reflective pool designed by Lutyens in the Edwardian formal gardens. From a design point of you it was a clever way to link lots of walkways, and has great views down the East rill onto the pergola.    But it is only beautiful sometimes!     After a good clean and a fresh refill, the rotunda will only take a matter of days to green up like this- especially in sunny weather- as the water is stagnant.   But this wasn't always the case.    It is actually designed with inflow and outflow pipes. The inflow...
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come plant swapping Lets face it, we all do it every year. We sow the whole packet of seeds 'just in case' and then end up with far to many seedlings that we don't know what to do with. Normally with me it's tomto plants. At home I really only have room for 2 or 3 plants but I still think I'd better sow the whole lot! And if you are careful and only sow what you need then you end up with a half packet of seed that you have no use for. Well we might have the solution. One of my favourite...
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The shrubbery is specifically planted to look stunning in the spring and it has come to life this week.   Look out for    Scilla peruviana   Smilascena racemosa- False solomans seal. This has an amazing scent and doesn't get attacked by sawfly like solomans seal.   This is Rhododendron 'Game Chick'- not only a great name but if you have acid soil and enjoy blousy blooms this is the one for you!...
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