Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Preparation for Encaenia 2012

The team spent their second day working in the Provost's rose garden in preparation for next weeks Encaenia garden party. Yesterday all the rose beds were weeded and edged, and the patio area power washed.
Today the yew columns, usually cut at the end of August, were cut by Ady with a pair of hand shears, whilst Simon cut the box hedge with the hedge trimmer.  

The bridge that goes over the lake, linking the Provost's garden with the Nuffield lawn, was also in need of some attention so was power washed by Graham. Ali could be found in amongst the roses dead heading all the faded flowers.

At the end of two very busy days the rose garden is ready for a garden party that will be held as part of the University's annual Encaenia celebrations.

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