Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Back to Hadlow College
I must say they have given it a prime position and the students all seem incredibly keen. We discussed the site, its aspect and the larger plot over and above the 5 x 7 metres at Hampton Court which will enable us to extend the garden out to the linking paths.
I talked to two of the students who are working up the extended planting palette and we agreed on Espalier Apples on tension wires, Cobnuts and a Mulberry tree with big bold swathes of ornamental grasses with Heleniums, Rudbeckia, Achilleas, lots of bulbs, more apple stepovers and obviously keeping within the spectrum of the red orange and yellow. The college are also taking the trouble to position our prized and precious Lemon tree positioning it in the garden during warmer months and replacing it with a pear tree during colder months. I shall report on progress, be good to see it all back together, If Alex (head gardener) catches me weeding it on a sunday afternoon that would be funny!!!!!