On a bright morning, eight volunteers turned-out for an ad hoc meeting arranged via the WhatsApp ‘Fernery Gardening Group‘** .
The single task was to work with Sarah, our Garden Adviser, who had laid the plants in position in the newly profiled Parsons Bed, and to start planting them.
The Parsons Bed is in the sun for longer periods of the day, and is therefore drier than the Central Bed.
Sarah’s planting objective therefore is to plant ‘Tropicals’ in the Parsons Bed which will thrive in those conditions, using plants that the Victorians themselves would have chosen for that position, and designed to complement the planting in the Central Bed.
Together with purchased stock plants, some beautiful plants were donated by the volunteers themselves.
The Planting List included:
yucca gloriosa, purple sage, cistus, sedums, carex grasses, phormiums, euphorbia, bluebell ‘river’ ferns (various) including dryopteris and asplenum.
It is planned that the Borough Council will bulk deliver material to the site, timed for mulching to be a main task at our next Working Party on Thursday 18th October 2018.
** WhatsApp – ‘Fernery Gardening Group‘
If you are a Friend of Danesbury Fernery, and have a mobile phone, and would like to join the WhatsApp – ‘Fernery Gardening Group‘, please contact the Administrator John Roper