After some 4 years the wooden path edging in our Exedra gardens was looking past its best. The boards on the downhill sides of the beds had warped and bowed under the pressure of the feet of our many visitors. It was therefore decided to replace all the path edging with more substantial 1.5in timber, pegged at 1 metre intervals. Starting at Christmas the first phase is now complete, despite the best efforts of the winter weather. The garden staff (Tim Barker & Shelley Beaumont) replaced some 160 metres of edging boards and hammered in 175 pegs.