Saturday 1 September

 

Michael Broadway, John Street, David Barnicoat, Alan 'White Lines' Bateman, Cheryle Bridgeman, Mary Grove, Marion Cuckson, Fiona Fall and Andrew Fall mowed lawns 1 and 3 (Dave Hill had mowed lawn 2 the day before), whitelined all three lawns, weeded, patched and generally tidied up in preparation for the coming week, including the Chairman's Cup.

 

Thanks to all for their work.

 

Wednesday 22 August

 

This morning all three of our lawns were repaired, mowed and whitelined, hoops moved and set on lawn 1, and brambles and bushes trimmed and cut back by Michael Boadway, John Street, Ian Moore, Brian Sturt, David Frost, Marian Cuckson, Phillip Hawes, Fiona Fall, Andrew Fall and brand new mower whizzes Valerie Stanley and Cheryl Bridgeman (giving the lie to the myth that only big butch men can handle the mower)...thank you everyone for your efforts.

 

Wednesday 15 August

 

Over the last five days, in three separate sessions, all three of our lawns have been repaired, mowed, whitelined and watered; hoops moved and set on lawn 3; bushes have been moved, and ground prepared by the silver birch tree, in preparation for the possible installation of benches; brambles and privet have been trimmed and cut back...by (in various combinations) Dave Hill, Alan Bateman, Ian Moore, Brian Dawes, Peter Brock, Brian Sturt, Phillip Hawes, Marion Cuckson, Fiona Fall and Andrew Fall.

 

Monday 14 May

All lawns white lined - mower broke down. Phillip, Judy, Alan Foott, Marian and Des.

 

Friday 11 May

All lawns mown in the early evening - by Scott aided by Marian, Des and Peter.

 

Wednesday 2 May

All lawns mowed by Scott aided by Des and Marian

 

Sunday 29th April

Liquid fed all lawns - Jane and Des

 

Wednesday 25 April

Mowed 2 and 3 in both directions Marian, Des, Dave Hill

 

Thursday 19th April

Mowed 2 and 3 Marian, Des, Dave Hill

 

Monday 9 April

Revolution sprayed on lawns 2 and 3 by Marian and Des.

 

Sunday 8 April

Despatch sprayed onto Lawn 1 by Marian and Des

 

Friday 6 April

Lawn 1 mown again by John and Michael

 

Thursday 5 April

All 3 lawns mown by John and Michael

 

Gardening has a 3 week break to allow the overseeded grass to grow. Hoops will be set by John and Michael with help from Des and Marian Hardy on Saturday 30 March.

 

Wednesday 7 March

Dave Hill, Alan Bateman, Mary, Marian Cuckson, Marian Hardy, Peter and Jenny Ruddle and Des completed the following:

Overseeded.

Cleared mowings and prunings.

Applied granular fertiliser.

 

Tuesday 27 February

Marian Hardy, Alan Bateman and Dave Hill finished the pruning in the SE corner of the lawns. Weather was so bad that they were not able to remove the cuttings and lawn mawings. David Frost painted hoops and all four cleared up petty damage from vandals.

 

Friday 23 February

John Street and Michael Broadway mowed all three lawns in cold conditions. An excellent effort.

 

Thursday 22 February

Marian Hardy, Alan Bateman (who put in a solo shift last weekend), Dave Hill and Des

Second application of Aqueduct, penultimate pruning and collection of remaining thatch from lawn 2.

 

Monday 19 February

Scarification

Dave Hill, Brian Dawes, Marian Hardy, Marian Cuckson, Mary, Des, Andrew.

Managed to scarify lawns 2 and 3 of an enormous amount of thatch in poor weather. Lawn 1 had to be left due to lack of helpers.

 

Thursday 15 February

A huge thanks to John and Michael who mowed all three lawns and the surrounding areas today.  The lawns have stripes, pictures in Gallery.


Also thank you to Alan Foott, Alan Bateman, Dave Hill and Frances Broadway for more pruning and clearing.

 

Wednesday/Thursday 7/8 February

Mowing and Aqueduct added to lawns

 

Monday 5

Pruning and brambles

Marian Hardy, Phillip, Alan Foott, Henry, Des, Brian Dawes, Les Tilley.

29 January

Pruning and bramble removal.

Marian Hardy, Mary, Phillip, Brian Dawes, Henry, David Frost, Des, Andrew, Michael and Frances

 

16 January

Marian Hardy, Mary, Frances and Michael, Des, Alan Foott, Brian Dawes, Brian Sturt, David Frost, David Warren, Alan Bateman, David Barnicoat completed the major pruning on the South border.

 

8 January

Marian Hardy, Mary, Frances and Michael, Andrew, Des, Dave Hill and Alan Foott spent a cold 2 and a half hours pruning.

Plans for January to April.

 

  • Two pruning sessions each month until birds nest and then digging, raking and tidying around shrubs. Volunteers needed for all sessions.
  • Hoop moving.
  • Fertiliser.
  • Weed control.

Early February moss spraying. 3 or 4 people.

March add fertiliser. 3 or 4 people

First lawn cut by John Street and Michael - weather dependent.

Early March mark out lawns. JS/MB plus 1.

 

Grass improvement.

All dates weather dependent.

February.

Moss spraying.

Add Aquatrols Dispatch to SE corner of Lawn 1.

First application of Aquatrols Aqueduct to begin treatment of Dry Patch and two weeks later second appllcation of Aquatrols Aqueduct. N.B. The Dry Patch treatment takes a year or so to work.