Horticulture Apprentice Vacancy for the Landscape and Garden of Compton Verney.
Maybe not on the surface your average garden; at least not in most people’s imagination. A property like Compton Verney does however support a surprising amount of horticultural activity, requiring much knowledge, planning and care. Continue reading
It’s high time for an update from the grounds team at Compton Verney where so much is happening it’s almost too difficult to keep track! We’re into that time of heavenly sunsets and beautiful frosty mornings, which of course brings ample opportunity for topping up the photo album.
Just a short post with my latest images showing progress with our Heritage Lottery Funded project to re-view the landscape at Compton Verney.
Chapel Bank: Arranged a little tidy last week, and more is needed, but the Verbena bonariensis is still flowering beautifully so I’m loathed to do anything just yet. The plants are knitting together really well now, but time will come to sort out what is and isn’t working well – more of this to come.
West Lawn: Much has happened over the last month. Having to retain the wild flower area until the exhibition closed, as could have been expected, pushed us into poorer weather and so the hay cut was completed in less than ideal conditions. Too much herby growth was left in situ, which isn’t great for wild flowers, so we flail mowed then Adam took to the worse areas with the trusty knapsack blower, collecting as much grassy debris as we could. It certainly smartened up the lawn, which is already greening nicely and the wild flowers now have a fighting chance. Continue reading
Well, if you’re wondering why posts from the Compton Verney grounds blog have been few and far between lately, then a certain Heritage Lottery Fund project could be the reason! In all seriousness, our ‘Re-viewing the Landscape‘ project, after many months of planning and preparation, is finally seeing action on the ground.
© Compton Verney/Gary Webb 2015