March 2019

At the end of February and the beginning of March, the team focused their attention on two edging projects: one made out of hazel binders and the other from stone. The first, the hazel edge, was for the border at the far end of the gravel path leading from the Nuffield Lawn to the sportsfield. The team felt the border should be better defined and, as in previous occasions, long pieces of hazel were woven between short chestnut stakes that had been driven into the border's edge. The other border, also without a defined edge, is opposite the sports field border beside the lake. A shallow trench was dug out along the border, stone brought up from the gardeners' yard and a guide line strung along the length to keep the new edge straight.