Blickling looking glorious in the spring sunshine

Blickling looking glorious in the spring sunshine

This latest session at Blickling I was mainly running a hoe along the gravel paths of the double borders and one or two other places, with fellow volunteer Jonny.

Enjoyable to begin with and then as the hands got sore, a little tiresome. But, hey ho, it was a lovely day, the Tulips and Hyacinths were blooming and there were plenty of visitors to chat to.

So, there’s not much more to tell this week. After lunch I joined the bulk of the other volunteers in weeding the four major beds in the parterre, laid out in the 1930’s, I believe, by garden designer Norah Lindsay. The banter was lively as usual!

Weeding away in the main parterre borders

Weeding away in the main parterre borders

Oh, and Ed, one of the gardeners, brought in his ‘mother and daughter’ pooches- they went down a treat, as you can imagine from the picture below.

Definitely an 'Ahh...' moment!

Definitely an ‘Ahh…’ moment!

And this was the day I became official- I got my ‘Garden Volunteer’ Badge!

Further Information:

Blickling Hall website

Blickling Hall Facebook page

A 360 degree tour of Blickling Hall

Old School Gardener