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Bollin House


There are two parts to the garden, a formal garden and a wildflower meadow. The formal garden has deep herbaceous borders and an orchard. A newly landscaped area has just been added with a central water feature.


Season:
Summer


Location:
Cheshire, UK


Credits:
GAP Photos/Fiona Lea - Owners: Angela Ferguson and Gerry Lemon


Feature No:   4121 

Qty of Images:    72 

 
  
  
 
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Synopsis
Bollin House is in an idyllic location with the garden flowing into the Bollin Valley. There are two parts to the garden, a formal garden and a wildflower meadow. The formal garden has deep herbaceous borders and an orchard. A newly landscaped area has just been added with a central water feature. The meadow which slopes down towards the River Bollin has annual and perennial wild flower areas and mown pathways and benches. The meadow was in agricultural use until 12 years ago. Then Angela and Gerry started the difficult task of converting it into a wildflower meadow. It has been a constant battle with the tough agricultural grasses but with a fertiliser ban and hand weeding in the perennial areas plus annual cutting and removal of grass, has made it all worthwhile as many wildflowers have appeared eg. Birds foot trefoil, Knapweed, Red campion, Self heal, Ragged robin, Vetch and more. They have also managed to introduce Yellow rattle which, being semi parasitic on grass roots, has been very helpful in controlling the agricultural grasses. They get a real pleasure sitting deep in the meadow, on a sunny day and seeing and hearing the wildlife humming around them.

 

 

 
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