Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Mulching Borders

Goldfish Bowl

Since Monday of last week, Ady, Graham and Callum have, weather permitting, been clearing out a very old leaf pit which is full of lovely dark brown, crumbly leafmould. Having spent years rotting down, the leaves are now ready to be spread on the college borders as a mulch. Starting by the Casson Building, also known as The Goldfish Bowl, they have worked their way round the borders that surround the Nuffield Lawn finishing in the centre of the lawn mulching amongst the snowdrops. 

Lindbury Building

Herbaceous Border (right)

Herbaceous Border (left)

Nuffield Lawn


  1. Very useful post. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. Really its great article. Keep it up.we will pass it on to our readers.
    Regent's International College

    1. Ashok, thank you for your comment. We are pleased that you have discovered our blog and that you find it interesting. There is plenty to catch up on over the last 5 years. Best Regards The Gardening Team

  2. How has the weather been for you guys so far, The gardens look good in the photos for the time of year, I take it the water has not been too much of a problem?

    Gaz Alternative Eden

    1. Hi Mark and Gaz, thank you for your comment. The weather has been wet with the occassional dry spell. The mulching took longer than usual, very wet around leaf pit so unable to access the leaf mould with the large tractor and the grab attachment, each trailer had to be loaded manually, man power with shovels, a slow process, keeps us warm though. Water levels now dropping and grounds drying up. Regards Gardening Team