Archive for October, 2014

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Ron Murdoch led a varied workday at Dudmaston last weekend. He sends this report:

The Group were at Dudmaston on 5th October, but not for the usual cut and burn ….. this time there was a choice of jobs. One team did reed pulling in the main pool – to see how much could be achieved in an hour to assess how long the full job would take. Then there were two huge heaps of brash to be burned – one ‘lady-like’ controlled fire and one ‘pile it on as fast as you can’ fire. Finally, we did some rockery clearance revealing part of the rock structure which has been hidden for so long.

Nb the Group may be involved in further work on the redevelopment of the rockery during the winter.


Dudmaston - brash clearance. before, after and burnt!

Dudmaston – brash clearance. before, after and burnt! (photos: Ron Murdoch)


We also received a message of thanks from Marcus Halliwell, National Trust general manager:

“I walked across the Garden at Dudmaston yesterday and noticed the great progress on the Rockery. Thank you for your hard work, it is really fantastic to see this structure revealed for the first time in years- What an exciting project!”


Dudmston rockery uncovered (photos: Mags Carter)

Dudmston rockery uncovered (photos: Mags Carter)




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