Garden Diary 2015
Plants from the following species were introduced to the garden in 2015: Apiaceae family, Campanula, Ferns, Euphorbia, Geranium, Kniphofia, Penstemon, Phlox, Phytolacca, Podophyllum, Rose, Salvia, Veratrum.
Plunge bed plants sorted
Removed ivy on wall above plunge bed cage
Rosa Zephirine Drouhin planted to train against wall in new seating area
Ferns divided and re-positioned
Euphorbia bed - new plantings
Plants in pots. Podophyllum Spotty Dotty, Sempervivum, various bulbs, Narcissi, Pelargoniums
Poppy Bed cleared and initial stages of new design commenced (to rename The Display Bed)
Remaining plants cleared from Display Bed and a few plants put in
Clematis Perle d'Azur moved
Decided to leave Clematis Pagoda in situ
Baptisia australis moved to back has not grown so small plant at front left in situ.
One new support for Clematis tangutica erected
Running grass removed from bed
Conservation Plant - Rodgersia podophylla ‘Instow’ propagated x3 (one requested and supplied to Great Dixter)
Routine Maintenance and other tasks (happen every year)
Paths treated with weed killer twice a year
Paths weeded and raked
Garden waste removed to far end of staff car park
Repeated forking over soil to remove allium seedlings
Checking potted plants for condition and weeding
Deadheading and cutting back at the end of the season
Photography - plants identified, photographs uploaded to internet
Labelling of plants
Bench seats and tables stowed away for winter, replaced in spring
Hoses disconnected, taps opened to protect over winter.
Rock salt applied to brick path inside and outside gate to prevent slips and falls
We had some new Volunteers in 2015 - we welcome them to our garden and Group.
Colour poster designed and produced for display in the garden.
Greetings cards featuring photos from the Garden for sale on Sundays and at other events
Facebook and Social media feature events e.g. Plant Sale days and photographic record of garden.
Maintenance and Admin Projects completed
New Main Gates and Courtyard Gate supplied by Park Staff
Fittings to gate completed
Bothy painted, new shelving, worktop, lighting and clock fitted
Bench seats restored, table made for new seating area
Capstones on low wall repointed
Repairs to netting on plunge beds
New brass four way tap and connectors installed to water tap
Cupboard obtained for top shed - organised and labelled to contain equipment for Sunday opening sessions
New guidelines and procedures introduced for Sunday Volunteers
Database updated, historic records added
Our Wollaton Garden goes by different names, suggesting we might be caring for two gardens. After consultation, it was agreed it should be referred to as ‘The Botanic Garden’.
The Garden in the Winter from over the wall - showing the new Display Bed on centre right.