21 Jun 2011

Repainting the Vineries

 Work has begun on repainting the tall vineries on the  the north side of the Holkham Walled Garden. It is eight years now since the vineries were restored and the maintenance needs to be done to keep them from falling into disrepair. They are to painted with a linseed oil- rich Holkham paint that nourishes into the wood rather than laying on the top of the wood. 

The plants were removed from  inside and taken to the holding bay near the produce garden, then, after weeks of drought the skies darkened and down came the rain as the men arrived with their ladders. The plan is to lay boards across the hooks in the outside framework and walk up the outside rather like walking up the roof batons when re-roofing a house. 

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