Another busy week ahead for the gardening team as the temperatures increase and the garden awakes from its winter slumber.
Graham, Joe, Simon and Ady have spent the day moving a large compost heap from the bottom of the orchard to the top of the sports field, clearing the area in preparation for the start of this years grass cutting.
Josh has continued his work on the college front lawns, top dressing with soil and over seeding with grass seed to create a luxurious lawn as you walk in to the college this summer.
Ali and Lucy finished cutting out tree circles around the youngest of the apple trees in the orchard, feeding them with a nutritious mulch, now that they no longer have to fight for nutrients with the grass. Once they finished in the orchard, they moved to the herbaceous border to cut down the Golden Dogwood, Cornus alba 'Aurea'. The stems have given a lovely display of red, but now we require new stems to grow, to provide us with their golden leaves this summer. As we work in the border the Crocus are in flower behind us, on the Nuffield Lawn, replacing the Aconites that have finished their display.