Originally a working and parking area The Quarry was gradually planted with specimen trees and shrubs. The large coppiced Eucalypt I grew from seed and bought with me in 1994. As a seedling it is indeterminate and I have no varietal name for it. Other ‘specials’ followed.
The central oak, Quercus coccinea, was planted for my eldest son and has led to the family all having a personal oak tree here. Gradually this area has become more planted, cars and the stuff of earthly travail (the muck heap!) moved further out.
There are currently plans to refresh the planting by removing most of the herbaceous plants and bringing greater cohesion with an evergreen understorey. This will be made up from Sarcococca, Choiysa, Hebe, Bergenia et. al.