Journal 7.3.21

I’ve arrived at garden journal time this weekend perplexed as to how the week has flown by, although as always, it doesn’t take me long to work it out, what with switching between homeschooling and working. Seriously though, despite some full days it does seem to have been another week of maximum effort, modest achievement.

What I can say is that it’s been another fully and engaging week of work in my field of ‘gardening’. It’s seen me up and down ladders whilst pruning in a heritage orchard, arranging servicing for machinery and contacting volunteers, and there was even a little COSHH thrown in for good measure.

A little mulching on the go…

There was a session of mulching ornamental borders, sowing seeds and moving some heavy ornamental pots. Pruning tools were cleaned, sharpened and oiled, and a good deal of my present book was thoroughly enjoyed – The Tulip, by Anna Pavord. Last but not least, there was another fascinating webinar with the discerning historic landscape expert John Phibbs.

Capability Brown Skills Sharing Session at Wrest Park.

I’ve just returned from a fascinating and surprisingly emotional day at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, which was the host venue for the last of several Skill Sharing Sessions arranged by the Capability Brown Festival team.

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‘Capability’ Brown monument at Wrest Park.

The sessions as always were delivered by and to a selection of people who’ve been associated with the festival at least through 2016, some even from the initial idea gathering meeting at Ampthill Park some four years ago. Continue reading