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Haigh Hall   Views: 965
Walled Gardens   Comments: 10
Photo: DTease   Item #: 30926  
Walled Gardens

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  A spectacular dash of Autumn colour in the Walled Gardens. Is the red tree an Acer?  

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Comments by Janet ( jouell ), 5th February 2019  
It has been many decades, ( 1940s, 50s 60s )since I was last there and I know memories tend to fade,, but I'm pretty sure the Walled Garden of today, isn't a patch on what it used to be... Haigh Hall in General has gone down a lot, but only the oldtimers know the difference..

Comments by Philip G., 5th February 2019  
It certainly looks like an Acer, DTease, as indeed do the two golden leaved trees. A nice photo.

Comments by Rev David Long, 5th February 2019  david@scars.org.uk 
Janet - I think you would be very pleasantly surprised if you came back to see the the walled garden now - it is looked after by a very dedicated team of volunteers. We went there last year - and they had a stall set up to sell off their surplus veg. harvest. They are making a superb job of tidying the garden up and getting it into productive use again.

Comments by irene roberts, 5th February 2019  
The Walled Garden....a special place that holds special memories.

Comments by Ed, 5th February 2019  
Are you allowed into the garden are is it locked up.

Comments by Rev David Long, 5th February 2019  
If you look on their Facebook pages you'll see the volunteers' work - and the hours the gardens are open to the public: https://en-gb.facebook.com/haighhallwalledgardenvolunteers/

Comments by Julie, 5th February 2019  
Philip G , you appear to have the knowledge. According to the reports I read , our Oak trees not only seem to be in trouble but are doomed . The article went on to say that the only solution was to cut the trees in public areas .
Are things this bad Philip? The report I read stated that the pest invasion was 15 nests in I think 2015 and 2000 nests the last year , but I stand correction . Do you have any insight to this Philip as to how bad things really are ? Thanks for the post DTease

Comments by Philip G., 5th February 2019  
Julie. Squirrels can cause an oak tree to die by nibbling away at the bark as they attempt to get to the sap, and substantial scars can bring an end to the saps upward surge; The open wound then becoming a five-star hotel for infection. Cracks that emit a black 'tarry' substance are also a host for beetles; both diseases being capable of bringing a giant oak to its knees in just a few years. The oaks demise is a disappointment for us all, but a gargantuan problem for The Forestry. I don't think our early ship builders had these diseases to contend with, though; They made boats by the thousand. Thanks.

Comments by rt, 10th February 2019  
the ship builders killed more oak trees than the squirrels ever did

Comments by Veronica, 10th February 2019  
If it wasn't for the oak tree Columbus wouldn't have discovered America -leading the way for all the rest. From little acorns......

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