Knot Garden: Sue and Joan at last got to grips with the knot garden located to the side of the house. A string of fine dry days gave time to cut back the vigorously spreading rosemary, lavender and erysimum (everlasting wallflowers) to reveal a poorly, unkempt box hedge, which is the basis of the knot garden. (See pictures below.)
Very sharp shears on the box hedge made the best of the job, and the knot garden is re-emerging. It has a long way to go, but with a little TLC we will achieve it. Another tidy-up session is planned so willing volunteers should contact the Chairman, Sue, via email@example.com, or leave contact details at the house. The day chosen is likely to be a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
We have further news that various other groups and individuals are interested in taking on aspects of the green spaces in this area, including the upper and lower garden at Eastgate House, the shrubbery opposite the front entrance to the house, and spaces outside the Adult Education building and Mrs. Twinkleton’s café. If this interests you, please contact us and we will pass on your contact details to the person ultimately appointed to co-ordinate this work.
The border against the central dividing wall in the lower garden, and the planters outside Adult Education, have been given a facelift by community gardening groups working together. The Friends of Eastgate House joined the St Peter’s Church Dementia Café group, The Plant and Grow group at Adult Ed and the Medway Neuro group, to do some planting during the Medway Neuro Arts Festival on July 20th. We will continue to work together to maintain this part of Eastgate House Garden. Again, if you are interested in supporting this cause, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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