During the week of 14th May 2018 Mark and Richard from Maydencroft removed all the rocks from the large Central Planting bed, then re-shaped and re-profiled it, before edging it with large stones. James and Im0gen finished it off by bedding the edging rocks with soil so that they looked as though they had always been there.
Ann MacDonald decided to cover the Central Bed with a weed suppressing membrane and on 18th May with Sarah and Andrew, they spent a couple of Happy Hours at Rochfords Nurseries selecting plants. It took three trips to transport all the plants back to the Fernery.
Some plants were planted straight away.
Early on Saturday morning 19th May the first of a two day planting session started. After Sarah had marked out where each specific plant should go, the Fernery Gardening Group swung into action. Generous watering took place before the task was completed and the process was repeated on Monday morning 21st May 2018.
Hopefully, before 17th June 2018 Open Day, a mulch of bark chip and compost will be spread all over the bed to complete the job.
All the plants will be added to The Planting Record in due course.