Monthly Archives: April 2013

24th April 2013- April Bumblebee Survey

Perfect sunny day for the first bumblebee transect of the year, with Nikki Gammans. The transect starts on the front path passing the meadow- currently with lots of native daffodils Narcissus pseudonarcissus, snakeshead fritillaries Fritillaria meleagris and some dog’s tooth … Continue reading

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10th April 2013- Hedgelaying

There are quite a few hedges at Great Dixter, in varying states of health. These are usually managed by the tenant farmers, and cut with a flail mounted on a tractor during the winter. However, this management technique, while being … Continue reading

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4th April 2013- The Start of the Season

The garden and wider estate here at Great Dixter has long been recognised as a haven for biodiversity, in many respects thanks to Christopher Lloyd’s mother Daisy, who was a great follower of William Robinson and his naturalistic gardening principles. It … Continue reading

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