Thursday, 16 April 2015

Moving The Primrose

Primrose in the grass (moss)

One of the outside properties that the gardeners maintain has provided a large supply of Primrose, Primula vulgaris, that have grown wild through the lawn since it was renovated in 2010, see blog entry 28th September 'No 17 and Wild Flower Meadow' and 7th October 'Levelling Off'. The garden was completely cleared and returned to grass but, unknown to the gardeners, the Primrose were hidden in the soil and have multiplied over the last four and a half years. The grass has now all but disappeared, becoming a lawn of moss, so needs to be re-seeded once a moss killer has been applied and then removed by raking it out. Before this can happen all the Primrose had to be dug up and relocated in the college grounds. They are now in the orchard where they will continue to multiply, their pale yellow flowers brightening up an early spring day, a sight for all to enjoy.

2 of the 6 trugs of primrose moved to the orchard

Primrose In The Orchard

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