Many thanks to the stalwart team of volunteers from Portakabin who turned up in New Lanark Roof Garden on a wet August day and enthusiastically set about clearing away most of the invasive burnet plant (Sanguisorba officinalis) that was spoiling the garden! As a result of their efforts, we will now be able to plant some new bulbs in the cleared areas. Burnet is an attractive plant with tall thin stems, but it is very invasive! If you want to grow it in your garden, the key is to choose a garden variety that doesn’t set seed.
For New Lanark Roof Garden, we now plan to put in allium and daffodil bulbs to give a springtime display. Daffodils are always cheerful after winter and alliums with their big spherical heads give height and structure, and are also good for early bees and butterflies.
To find out more about visiting the New Lanark Roof Garden please visit the New Lanark website.
Liz – New Lanark Guest Blogger