The border at the bottom of the quad is well past its best so yesterday the task of changing it from a summer to a winter display began.
The team removed all the annual plants and took them to the compost heap along with the tender plants that were not being kept as stock plants. The perennial plants were also cut down and the shrubs pruned.
The border was then weeded, forked through and a layer of mulch applied to the surface to improve the soil.
This morning the team returned to plant out the border, 180 Polyanthus 'Bright & Breezy Mixed' and 210 Wallflower 'Sunset Primrose'. Some 200 Tulip 'Lily Flowered Mix' were also planted adding to the 300 that went in to the border last year.