Extra help was on hand today from Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s (RBGE’s) four apprentices, two students and three staff to help us out in the garden.
The morning was spent bark chipping around the productive area, which kept everyone warm even in the sleet and high winds. There was a small issue of water logging on the main path. This was dealt with by forking the ground to help the water drain away before laying barrier fabric and a lot of bark chip to soak up any excess moisture.
At lunchtime we gave the visiting gardeners a tour of the grounds before coming indoors to create willow and dogwood plant supports for the vegetable area. It was a great opportunity for our students to meet with other trainee gardeners. Carlowrie students hope to be able make a return trip to RBGE next year.