In spite of a gloomy start to the morning of the 23rd, it turned out sunny and we had a splendid turnout and achieved quite a bit towards our new forward plan which is on the website under gardening.
The Box moth has devastated British Box over the last few years, and all our plants except one have been removed, including two ‘domes’ in the memorial garden. We will replace these with Yew taken from elsewhere in the park and which we will clip into shape. We also had to remove a Viburnum carlcephalum in the Memorial garden which died over the summer. Elsewhere weeding, pruning of laurels sweeping of the paths was completed.
The council have been busy as well and have grubbed out a number of laurels in the Memorial garden where we plan a new low maintenance bed for insects.
We trimmed the Holly by the Sunderland Street entrance which caused such amused adverse comment from the Visiting Austrian Gardeners and SW in Bloom and we had a very welcome visit by volunteers from Bath University brought by our councillor, Dr Kumar. Many thanks and a good job was done by all.