Gardening and Lawn work
Tuesday 25 April
David Warren and others watered lawn 2
Thursday 27 April
Alan Bateman watered lawn 2 and lawn 3
Tuesday 28 March
Marian Hardy, Des, Ian Moore, Valerie Rennie, Peter and Jenny Ruddle, David Warren, Frances and Michael Broadway.
Plenty digging and weeding completed. A late arrival Ian Moore dug for England. Well done Ian and hope to see you again soon.
Tuesday 21 March.
Marian Hardy, Dave Hill, Tony Elliott, Des, John Street, Alan Foott, Frances, Andrew Fall, Brian Dawes, Brian Sturt.
Lots of digging, pruning and weed removal.
Tuesday 14 March at 10:00
John Street demonstrated how to use the lawn mower.
Tony Elliott mowed most of lawn 1.
John Street and Peter Brock mowed lawns 2 and 3.
Des had a little mow.
A very creditable job.
The lawns are now looking much better.
David Warren, Michael Broadway, Frances Broadway, Tony Elliott, Des, Alan Bateman, Marian Hardy, broken toe Sturt and jet lagged Brian Dawes.
John Street battled with the mower and had to depart to get a spare part.
Alan switched and moved mowings then tidied up the extension lead for the kettle in the hut. It is now much safer.
Frances, Michael and Andrew moved lots of old mowings and with Alan and David removed many brambles.
Tony pruned the roses, dug the rose bed and collected grass from the strimming.
David Warren did everything including getting the strimmer working.
Des strimmed and dished out jobs.
Marian dug and planted and gave excellent advice.
Broken toe made a cameo appearance then hobbled off onto the horizon.
Well done everyone - Stars.
Alan Bateman switched 3 lawns
Des Taylor and Brian Sturt moved a fair bit of the dumped lawn mowings from last season - then went to the cafe.
David Warren, Valerie Rennie, Alan Bateman switched.
Des moved some old grass mowings
John Street mowed the grass in between lawns 1 and 2 and around the perimeters of lawn 2 and 3. He also started to cut the long grass at the top of lawn 1.
He was completely knackered, particularly loading his mower back in the car. He will return soon to use the club mower to finish off.
Thanks and well done John
Dave Hill, David Warren, Valerie Rennie switched all 3 lawns with some advice from Brian Dawes.
Thanks to all.
Thursday 16th February
Spring bulb planting - Brian Dawes and Marian Hardy have dug over the cleared area in front of the gate and Brian planted about 100 daffodil bulbs along with some ground cover plants.
It is intended to add more plants and small shrubs to cover the area.
Peter Brock, Andrew Fall, Des Taylor, David Barnicoat and Alan Bateman.
All lawns were switched
Lawns 2 and 3 were treated for moss and lawns 1 and 3 had the hoops collapsed.
Lawn 1 treated following Tuesday.
Visit of Capel Manor students
Many thanks to Sarah and Ian together with their willing team of students who pruned and cleared our borders on their first visits.
To remove worm casts before the new season.
Completed until the end of the season.
Many thanks to all volunteers.
When switching it is important to make sure that:
There is no sign of frost or frozen ground.
You do not stand on any switched worm casts or casts.
Blessed are the tea makers
How many members does it take to measure a lawn prior to lawn work?
And how much more difficult is it to supervise?