4th December 2016 – Ickworth Park

Today we split into two groups to tackle two completely different types of task. One group went back to continue de-brambling the hedge on the Albana Walk, a job we started back in October. This was tough and prickly work, but the team managed to make good progress and remove the bramble from another 50m or so of the hedge.

The other group worked in the walled garden to to plant hundreds of catmint plants that needed to go in the ground asap as part of the redevelopment of this area. The catmints are being used to border each of the wild flower beds on all sides. The team working on this managed to get probably at least 500 plants in the ground on the day, which was a great achievement.

We also celebrated Miles’ birthday, who had decided that crawling round in a hedge with brambles was his ideal way to spend his special day! So a special thanks goes to him for his hard work today.

Well done everyone, the work we did today is appreciated by the team at Ickworth, and also hopefully by the visitors!

(Unfortunately I didn’t get any photos of the hedge team on this occasion, as I was working in the walled garden)

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