We have over the last week or two continued the clearance and replanting of the rockery, over the years many shrubs especially roses have flourished covering many rocks and outcrops. To re-create the dramatic effect created by the 6th Duke and Paxton in the 1840’s this needs to be kept under control, from the pictures you can see the amazing arrangement of rocks that have again been revealed. The plan is to reduce and control more rampant and larger growth and use mass ground cover plantings to set off the rocks and reduce weeding.

Steve Porter

Assistant Head of Gardens and Domain

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