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Replanting Rodney Gardens

Replanting Rodney Gardens 1

After all our hard work digging out overgrown plants and preparing the soil, we were pleased to make a start on replanting at Rodney Gardens this week (w/c 30 May 2016). The weather was absolutely glorious so we managed to get the first batch of plants done in a relatively short time. Many of the plants we took out are being split and grown on by our friends at the Westbank plant nusery; we replanted some of those, along with some fresh plants this week.

Under the guidance of the Council's Community Greenspace Team and our new committee member, horticulturalist Graham Harbut, we're aiming to recreate, as closely as possible, the original plan drawn up for the Garden in the early 1990s. We have planted crocosmia, geums and other plants so far with more to come when the nursery advises us that the plants are ready. Watch this space!

By the way, we can't take credit for this one, but we all adored this amazing white tree peony that is blooming in the garden at the moment. A beautiful, large flower with a lovely scent. The blooms won't have a long life so go see it now if you can! 

 Tree Peony Rodney Gardens

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