|Battling under the Camellia!|
There's been FAR too much Wisteria Hysteria this last week! Head Gardener has hardly been able to keep her eyes off it! In between all the floral adoration, work has actually been happening. Armed with his pole chainsaw and hedge clippers, boughs were removed from a Prunus (known as the 'Red Tree') to allow the Acers beneath a little more light and to allow us to admire them too. Even the shirasawanum aureum needed a little more elbow room so his Acer neighbour also enjoyed a little discreet 'attention'. The Sarcococca had a haircut as did the Viburnum behind it. All in all, it was a quite a tidy up meaning lots of trips to the compost heap and bonfire.
As they've also finished flowering, even the heathers had a trim. Chris makes heather 'cushions' which keeps them nice, dense and compact. Whilst not his or my favourites, they provide much colour in January when there's not much colour elsewhere - not to mention early food for bees. Whist it's been haircuts in the garden, it's the Head Gardener who really needs one as she's definitely sporting a 'Lockdown Coiffure'!
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