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Monday 27 July '09
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NGS Open Garden - Phew!

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A swathe of annuals and wildflowers frames Lawson Park

A big thanks to all who braved the rain to work at or visit the charity open garden held yesterday for the National Garden Scheme - especially Julie, Meg, Matt, Sophie, Alison & Joe & family, David and Chris.

Sadly the weather had a big impact on visitor numbers compared to last year's 200-odd, but as the third launch we've done here this summer the odds were against us for three sunny days on demand.....

One of the garden's star performers was a very simple but stunning carpet of annuals flowering just 8 weeks after sowing, right outside the hostel. By popular demand, here's  a link to the Pictorial Meadows online shop, where the 'Candy' flower seed mix we used (see pic) can be bought.


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Saturday 4 July '09
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Launch-e-rama

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Adam with Eric Robson, uber-Cumbrian and broadcaster at the local launch

Friday 10th July from 1pm sees Launch No. 2 at Lawson Park with fantasy art guest Nick Serota kicking off!

Info from / RSVP to Alistair on alistair@grizedale.org / 015394 41050

Transport (no visitor cars on site, 'fraid) cakes, sausages, horse milk and an afterparty at the Coniston Institute - how can you say no?

 


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Tuesday 8 July '08
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Bee trouble

Lawson park's 4 beehives are suffering from the bizarre spring and early summer weather here - 5 weeks without rain then 3 with nothing but.
We have to feed each colony a gallon of sugar water (in July !) to try and kickstart the queens' laying and get those girls out there again.


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Saturday 5 July '08
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From on top of the site huts

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Farmhouse borders in early July 2008

Adam illicitly climbed on top of Leck's site hut to take this picture of the garden. There's not a lot of flowers out yet as this is really a late summer part of the garden, but you can enjoy the lushness.


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Thursday 3 July '08
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Lush huh?

The Bog Garden in July 2008

The Bog Garden in July 2008

The bog garden we planted late last summer is developing rather gorgeously. As long as you ignore backdrop of the building site (behind me when I took this snap) you can revel in primulas - mooreana (that's the nonstop purple in the foreground) , florindae and bulleyana - hellebores, verbascum, ferns and hostas.
This area has called like a siren to our former gardener George Watson, whose now coming back in once a week!


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Monday 19 May '08
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Ye Olde Graffiti

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"L J"

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And also some carved bits of beams we rescued.


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Monday 27 August '07
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It's a shop, honest

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24 hour shopping comes to Lawson Park, as long as it's rhubarb you're after

Bank Holiday takings = £9.78

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Wednesday 15 August '07
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Ten out of ten

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George and Lisa in the new bog garden

Lawson Park Garden has just been accepted into the prestigious National Garden Scheme, or 'Yellow Book' as its called by those in the know. The scheme raises money for charity by opening mainly private gardens to the public, and usually offering teas and plant sales alongside. Grizedale sees its participation as part of its education and outreach work, communicating its overall aims to new audiences through the garden and land programme.
We haven't yet confirmed the open date but it's likely to be late August 2008.

Whilst the local NGS coordinator braved the sodden garden, George got on with the long-awaited planting up of the new bog garden. I joined him for the afternoon, at which point the general dampness turned into a steady downpour. However, though this may be nasty for humans, for the bog plants - Primulas, ferns and irises - it was perfect.

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Saturday 4 August '07
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iDeath becomes iShed

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Rescued from oblivion, Flatpack 001's iDeath, part of the 'Roadshow' project, is re-born, usefully, in the Kitchen Garden

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Saturday 14 July '07
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Get into the groove

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Lawson Park Kitchen Garden, June 07

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