Saturday, 4 April 2009


There are a few areas in college that are looking tired and overgrown. In the corner of the new Ruskin Building development is one such area in need of rejuvenation. Ali and Graham were given the task to clear out all the old shrubs, cutting them down and digging out all the roots. Lucy then joined them to help clear out as much of the bindweed as they could.

Smudge and Ady joined them in the next step, to single dig the area. This involves digging trenches, one after the other, and adding compost to each trench, using the soil from the new trench to cover the previous one after the compost is added! Once the area has been dug, it is levelled ready for planting.
Smudge then adds the finishing touch of a new stone edging to match the rest of the Ruskin Building development.

The area is now ready and new young shrubs and trees will be added over the next few weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see the gardens looking so good, with so many new projects. I look forward to visiting and see all the hard work for myself soon.