When Patrick returned from holiday at the beginning of the month he started to cut back the hedges. It was too hot to continue during the very hot spell, but now the weather has cooled he is carrying on. He has done the whole of the East and North sides of the South Garden, the next priority will be the hedges around the North garden.
Because of the hot dry weather the grass has been growing slowly, so Ben has had less mowing to do and has also been doing some hedge cutting, particularly on Arundel Terrace.
We’ve spent some time on Chichester Terrace removing a lot of bindweed.
It is in July when the bindweed starts flowering that it becomes much more obvious, so we’ve also been removing bindweed from all over the garden.
We had a new bench donated, which has replaced one of the love seats in front of the Jubilee bed. The love seat had been repaired a couple of times, but had finally deteriorated beyond repair.
The gate post into the stockade was fixed with a new concrete spur.
I was a bit less in the garden because I had a weeks holiday, since I’ve been back I’ve spent some time looking into improving our health and safety procedures.
After the strong winds I inspected the trees to check for damage and for any new signs weakness or stress that might need attention. Checking the trees after a storm is one of our procedures to make sure they are safe and healthy.
We will carry on cutting the hedges. The first priority is the perimeter hedges, once they are done the focus will be on the internal hedges and shrubs.
I will spend some time planning and ordering bulbs for planting in the autumn.
I will also continue looking into improving our health and safety procedures.