Scotney Castle is a National Trust property situated in the Weald of Kent in South East England. A team of seven gardeners care for the 19 acre Picturesque-influenced garden and 1 acre Walled Garden with the help of a group of dedicated volunteers. On this blog we’ll be keeping you in touch with what’s been going on in the garden during the week, putting up information on what plants are currently of particular interest, and sharing any special projects we’ve been undertaking.
Thursday, 16 February 2012
Two unexpected visitors!
The day started with us continuing the work we had started yesterday down at the red border. We noticed a large hanging branch in the Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) we got this down before the gardens opened, however on returning after break we found this little guy on the path. We wonder whether he had got dislodged from his winter roost when the branch had come out of where ever it had. We think he's a Common Pipestrelle, we carefully encouraged him back towards the tree in case he got trampled by any visitors and he quickly found a nice crevice in the Sequoia to hide in and we hope he will continue his hibernation until spring is here!