The canal building borders have been an ongoing project for the last few years. Situated at the far end of the college, the borders need to be low maintenance so a mixture of grasses has been decided upon. The the first two borders were prepared for planting, see blog entry 'A Continuing Project' dated 4th January 2012 and have since had a weed suppressing membrane placed on top.
The grasses have been acquired from other borders in the college by lifting and splitting them into smaller pieces, resulting in a total of 113 to be planted into the two borders. Callum and Ali were assisted in the morning by our new volunteer gardener, Lizzie and, by the end of the day, all of the grasses had been planted through the membrane which had to be carefully cut before planting. each grass.
To complete the project the grasses will be watered in tomorrow and a wood chip mulch added early next week.
Over on the other side of the college, Kieron and Simon built a new stone edge along the front of the corner border. The path that runs from the Nuffield Building, in front of the corner border and past the herbaceous border to the Broadwalk is due to be relaid next week, so a higher edge was required to be in place before this work starts.