|Chris secures his old cedar ladders|
Supervisory duties included overseeing trimming of the conifers by the oak tree and the erection of some antique cedar wood ladders up the (somewhat naked) side of the conifer giving Chris's Paul's Himalayan Musk its very own unique climbing frame. The ladders were massively long - too long for the conifer so we decided to place them side by side and Chris secured them with discreetly drilled screws and wires disguised with a length of rusty old chain. Previously, the ladder was rather lost in the conifer down by the compost heap and the Golden Hop trying to climb it was being overtaken by the Leylandii it was meant to smother. Of course, you do have to imagine and established rambler smothered with perfumed blooms cascading down the ladders and that means being patient and admiring the ladders for now!
|The Pear Gate|
|Back of Top Lawn Border|
|Top Lawn Border from the front.|
Other Saturday news was that PTC had a visit from the NGS County Volunteers & Photographers: Alan & Lyn Nokes. They certainly picked a lovely sunny autumn day to visit PTC. After a coffee and a stroll around, it was decided to use a photo I'd taken earlier in the year so I put a small selection on a memory stick. It was lucky the weather was so perfect and I was glad that at least the top lawn border was full of colour - mostly Rudbeckia's and Genever Dahlias oh, and the Bishops were looking pretty good too. The sun was really highlighting Rob Holloway's apple crops in the surrounding Bulmer's orchards which added to the 'mellow fruitfulness' picture and they seemed to like the garden.