Weeding taken to a new level…

Wimpole Estate NT

This week, Paul Coleman, Project Manager, discusses going to great heights with the secateurs and trowel.

4 Scaffold access to all walls Scaffold access to the walls

Rain and sun brings with it weeds which every gardener has to deal with to keep their patch in good order, if left untended they become rampant and cause a real problem.

However, it is not just in the garden that weeds and plant growth cause a huge issue.  Well at the Gothic Folly works are well underway, the focus for the last 17 weeks has been repairing the soft stone walls and removing the plant growth which has taken hold on the walls.

The problem being the weeds are in the majority of the case on the wall tops and in areas over 15 metres up,  so not just a normal weeding job.  With scaffold in place, it gives the chance for our conservators and architect to inspect…

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About Sadeik

You may ask why "Sadeik" well it means friend in arabic. Worked in Jordan a lot doing tree surgery you see. I have worked in forestry since I left school with a two years in Telecom. Went back to forestry and tree surgery as it may not have paid as much but was far more interesting and dangerous. Spent a lot of years mountaineering, caving and canoeing too. At 29 I went to Bangor University to study Forestry and soil science then did an MSc in Water engineering all very interesting. By a quirk of fate in 1995 ended up helping sort out the woodland and park at Wimpole, funny thing was then I only intended to stay six months or so, but 18 years later I'm still here learning all the time. That's the best bit, if I wasn't able to learn something new every year I would not have stayed and as you get older you realise that the grass is not so green in the next field after all. In fact my patch is getting greener while much of the rest is getting browner.
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