Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Stump Border

The old Beech tree stump has finally been removed, see blog entry 'Grinding Out The Stump' 5th April 2012, leaving a large area for a new border to be created in the Provost's garden. Starting yesterday, the team first marked out the shape using a hose and placed out the first few plants.

Once satisfied with the new shape, large pieces of stone were brought to the area and placed out to create the new edge.

Today a trench was dug and the stones put in place. Soil and leaf mould were brought from the compost area at the bottom of the sportsfield and tipped onto the border to raise the height by the new stone edge, then levelled. The plants, a Dawn Redwood tree, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, and six Scarlet Willow, Salix alba 'Chermesina' were planted.

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