Friday, 19 March 2010

Temperatures Hotter Than Greece

We have spent the winter in the coldest temperatures in the last 31 years and now the weather forecasters have advised us that we have seen temperatures hotter than Greece this week. The hot dry weather has allowed the team to complete a number of tasks around the college.
Josh has over fed the Nuffield Lawn with a granular feed, which, once the rain comes, will wash in and steadily release nutrients into the lawn.
Graham hoed off the Cow Parsley that was beginning to grow and would have crowded out the snowdrops along the Nelson Street path down to the Canal Building.
Simon, Joe and Ady have replaced the Birch binding on The Broadwalk which, over the last two years, had become brittle and broken in to tiny pieces.
The guys also started to prune the roses in the Provost's Rose Garden, Lucy and Ali missed the pruning this year, at college and on holiday respectively.
The week ended with a visit to Lady Margaret Hall College, LMH, to collect a tray of snowdrops for planting between the Hornbeam and the Beech trees on the Nuffield Lawn at Worcester. Thank you to the Head Gardener, Ben, at LMH, for his generosity and planting snowdrops is such a lovely way to finish off a busy week.

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