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Garden & Grounds Update

By 23rd October 2019News

A busy and exciting time ahead for the grounds department with spring just around the corner and multiple areas to landscape and bring to life.

Design preparations are now complete, and work is underway executing this.

A traffic light effect with blocks of colour created by ‘Dogwood’ varieties Cornus ‘Sibirica’, ‘Kesselringii’, ‘Flaviramea’ and ‘Midwinter Fire’ add colour in the carpark borders, topped with woodchip bark as mulch, which creates a professional finish and is an excellent weed suppressant and moisture retainer.

A selection of specimen trees have been planted along the eastern boundary close to the railway embankment. These have been chosen to add spring, summer and autumn colour with species such as Prunus avium, Sorbus aucuparia, Betula jacquemontii and Malus sylvestris ‘John Downie’. They have been planted to create a copse effect, which will bring structure to the area.

The trees have been staked to help the trees establish in our windswept coastal environment and guards to keep those pesky rabbits away. The next stage is to continue the car park planting with a mixture of different coloured Cytisus (Broom) A gorgeous spring flowering shrub whose flowers carry a sweet, distinctive perfume on warm, sunny days.

Hope to see you all here enjoying the site as it develops

Chris

Grounds Maintenance

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