Monday, 20 October 2014

Removing The Summer Display From The Corner Border

1st August 2014

The Besse Courtyard and Pump Quad have already had their displays changed so today the team turned their attention to the Corner Border. Fading fast, following a very dry September and October, the border, that was planted out on the 22nd May, blog entry 'Planting Out Begins For This Year's Summer Display', was in need of a change.

The annuals were dug up and taken to the compost heap. Two of the large architectural plants, that were too big to dig out using brute strength and spades, had to be dug up using the New Holland tractor with the grab attachment.

Carefully manoeuvred by Simon, guided by Ady and Danny, the largest of the bananas was gently lifted out of the soil and taken to the greenhouse for potting up.

The box balls and cornus were left in place to add structure to the new winter display. Weeded, forked through and mulched the border is now ready for planting later in the week.

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