by Phillip Naughton
Gardener Kew High School
Kew High School gardens and grounds have continued to be maintained. The main work has been to attend weeding, pruning and trimming shrubs and grassed areas. The Burke Road bus stop shrubs have grown vigorously and benefited from a trim, with the daffodils coming through early. Good rain and little frost have given the shrubs and trees a wonderful boost.
The main project this term has been the installation of a brick path along the east side of Musicland. This has used up most of the paving bricks stacked along the wall. The bedding sand for the pavers came from the theatre following the Production of Lord of the Flies. A welcome saving in cost and time.
The project construction team, The Landscape Lads, have contributed a lot of their free time to building the path. The stages of work involved clearing the site, installing the edging, levelling the sand and laying the brick pavers. Next term we will continue to make a garden bed and plant with screening shrubs and trees. The Lads team consists of Luke, Aidan, Luca, Ben and Liam. They are supervised by Mr Sam Gleeson and assisted by Mr Tim Gason.
Next term we will continue to restore the War Memorial Garden next to the Jacaranda Garden. The garden bed will be rejuvenated, and a mix of perennials and shrubs planted. The theatre Vertical Wall will get more plants ready for the spring. The vegetable garden raised beds are ready for some veggies and flowers.