April is the time for lambing to start at Charlecote so for the last few months we have been busy getting Polo field ready for our ewes. Quite a few of our old fences were falling down so Simon, our Warden, and his team of volunteers have been busy replacing them and installing new ones.
Our park volunteers put up our new lambing pens on Tuesday just in time for our first arrival on Wednesday morning! Our first lamb was a little boy and we have named him ‘Pickles’
Hundred of new plants have been arriving in our nursery and we are now full to bursting with lovely new shrubs, ferns, trees and unusual perennials ready for planting in the woodland. Our volunteers have also been really busy potting up all of our new bedding plant so that they can be grown on ready for planting out in the parterre at the end of May – To celebrate the Jubilee and the Olympics we are having a red, white and blue theme this year. Why not come and visit to see how this progresses?
Lisa, Park & Garden Manager