daffodils in the lawns that had started flowering in January were in suspended
animation when the snow fell earlier this month, but the same cannot be said of our maintenance team – they had to work hard to remove the snow from the fleeced
plants and the box hedging.
dry weather has given us the chance to fertilise and prune the semi-mature
trees and, working through the London 2012 gardens, cut down the decorative
grasses and tidy the beds.
As the next two images show, the Great British Garden has had some pruning and we have trained some of the willow structures.
The willow gateaway below is already taking shape as a fantastic feature on the Olympic Park.
The meadow areas are being cultivated to a depth of 300mm; they will then be left fallow for a few weeks prior to the preparation for sowing the wildflower seed. This has also given us the opportunity to add a 100mm layer of bark mulch to the native plants in the under story planting in the meadows.
A number of plants are now being planted to bulk up some species throughout the gardens, giving an even better show of colour.
We are now completing a maintenance programme across the Olympic Park to ensure we deliver an amazing site of horticultural excellence for visitors to the Park up to, and including, the main event in the summer. We know the standard we need to reach and we know how to get there – but let’s hope the weather helps too!