A Week on the Estate: Long Grass, Portfolio Hiking & Garden Produce
Low pressure prevailed this week, with cool temperatures and plenty of rain. This has been a year of sharply contrasting weather, but our plant life has certainly thrived on it – apart from the substantial tree brought down by strong winds on Lime Tree Avenue. The Lincoln Red herd certainly didn’t mind the damp, thoroughly enjoying the succulent, wet grass that had grown so long in places that they almost disappeared in it.
Skilled local metalworker Jamie Wilderspin returned to the estate to install repaired metal railings on the driveway heading to the Hall. Not far away, Paul Barnes found some amazing flowers growing in the Calceby Bottom roadside nature reserve. He photographed common spotted orchid, common yarrow, European dewberry and meadowsweet.