Wednesday 21 November 2012

Coroten in the cotinus

Thursday 15th
Weather: Another sunny but cold day.

Work on the Long Border continues...

Over the last few days I have been working with Coroten. He is only 17 years old, from Brittany and has been at Dixter 6 weeks as part of his work placement. It was his last day and he was very sad! His english is limited but it never ceases to amaze me how much can be communicated without words. With people from the symposium I felt I was learning with & from them as well as helping to guide them. But with Coroten and some of the volunteers I take on role of leading the work which is great for gaining more supervisory experience which I have lots of in my arts background but not in this field.

We planted in 7 Aquilegia crysantha 'Yellow Queen'.
Lifted out what looked like Aster Thomsonii,  replanted good portions and divided the rest further as stock and put them under a cold frame.
Took out more cannas, this time they were 'General Eisenhower'.
Cleared out more nasturtium & cut down more Lychnis coronaria.

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