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Cutting Edge: Fables From The Stables

Cutting Edge: Fables From The Stables

24th May, 2019

Half Term – Spring Report

Summer Term goes by like a flash, with barely enough time to stop and take a breath. However, we have managed to cram in a lot of sport, only missing one set of cricket fixtures and the Junior Games. Let’s hope the weather continues into June and we get through to the end of term without further cancellations.

From our point of view, we had to be up and running prior to term starting, as the 1XI Cricket Team had matches over Easter weekend. We hosted both Grange and Carlton CCs as a warm-up to the season. See below for some photos of the grounds taken during the first week of term.

We were very blessed with the weather over the Easter weekend, allowing us to prepare the grounds and present them in this way. However, this is only the end result, with the hard preparation work (verti-draining, sanding and fertilisation) being done over the holidays. This had to be scheduled around the weather conditions to ensure it was all washed in.

The pre-season rolling of the cricket pitches was the catalyst to how well they have played and I’m hugely grateful to Mr Chalmers for all his hard work and dedication to the cricket areas. I’m sure the boys enjoy them, and the many visitors who admire from the boundary edge.

As you will see from the following two photographs, we have gone full cycle with our daffodils that line the drive. Once again, they were in full bloom at the beginning of term; now, sadly, as we reach the end of the first half-term, we will be removing them.

 

As we head towards half term, the driveway comes alive with colour. You will see from the next set of images that the embryonic stages are coming to fruition.

 

 

As we head into the height of summer, many trees on campus are reaching full bloom. The following image, taken from the bottom of the drive with a cloudless sky, depicts this very well indeed!

 

Well, a belated but hopefully informative blog this time around. My thanks go to the whole grounds team for their hard work and dedication. We will further update at the end of term with more pictures and information.

Mr Yan Hip

Head Groundsman

 

 

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