Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Trimming Yew Columns
The 20 yew columns in the Provost's rose garden are usually trimmed once a year from late July to late August, only once before have they been trimmed in June and that was in 2012 in preparation for the Encaenia garden party, see blog entry 13th June 2012.
With the Tercentenary Ball being held on Friday 27th June, the 20 yew columns are again being trimmed early. Joss, unable to use the petrol hedge trimmer to cut them due to the loud noise it makes and their close proximity to the examination rooms, trims all the columns using hand shears. By the end of a very warm day all the columns have been trimmed and the preparations for the ball begin.