The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Lawn Maintenance Update
Six weeks ago the team worked together on the Nuffield Lawn, scarifying, top dressing and over seeding, see blog entry 24th March 'Lawn Maintenance On The Nuffield Lawn'. The area has been cordoned off since this work was undertaken, but today the ropes were removed and the new areas of grass cut.
Just four weeks ago, Joss worked on three other areas of lawn that were also in need of repair, see blog entry 8th April 'Coverings Of Horticultural Fleece'. Top soil was added, grass seed sown and a protective covering of fleece pinned over the top. After remaining in place for three weeks, the fleece was removed last week and the new grass cut.
Oxford, The gardens are usually open afternoons 2-5pm (Winter 2-4pm)
We're a motley crew varying in age and experience, bravely lead by the head of gardens and grounds, Simon Bagnall. Nine of us in total:
Simon - Head Of Gardens And Grounds,
Joss - Grass Aficionado and Second in Command, Ady - Foreman, Ali - All round plantswoman and blog writer, Kieron - Hippy Handyman & Fruit Tree Guru, Graham - Good Ole Boy,
Callum - No Longer A Budding Apprentice, Qualified!, Andy - Groundsman, Peter - Apprentice