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 Management Plan
 Herbaceous Perennials
 Labour Requirement
 Statement of Significance
All the planted areas, except the Iris Bed, should be mulched with 75mm of clean organic matter (such as composted wood chips) in mid-winter before the emergence of the earliest spring bulbs.

This will help to conserve moisture, suppress weeds and increase the levels of humus in the soil.

Lawns and paved areas should be swept or raked clear of litter every week – more often in autumn.

Tubs and troughs are replanted twice each year and will need regular watering (every second day in hot weather) and deadheading to prolong their flowering period.

The frequency and intensity of the automatic irrigation system should be regularly reviewed to accommodate variations in rainfall and potential evapo-transpiration rates.

No regular pest and disease is required other than the provision of two fungicidal sprays in spring to prevent powdery mildew on the apples and roses. Other applications may be given if and when problems arise.

Two years of intensive cultivation has eliminated most pernicious perennial weeds from the beds and borders. The sole exception is the Cherry Tree Border some areas of which are infested with Enchanters nightshade and the Back Border that is still over run with ground elder and perennial nettles that spread in from the adjoining property.
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