In December 2015, Paul Evans, Head Gardener at Aberystwyth University placed an order for 476m² of Wildflower Turf Border Non Native which was delivered and installed in November 2016.
Paul shared images which show part of the story of his team completing the ground preparation and installation of bulbs from supplier, Jub Holland Bulbs, before laying Wildflower Turf Border Non Native on top and giving it a good water in.
Underplanting Wildflower Turf with bulbs can extend the flowering season, creating more colour and interest when the turf is fairly dormant and encouraging public engagement over the year. The turf typically takes over from the bulbs when it flowers from May to September.
“I don't think a day has gone by without someone remarking how good it is looking, it has surpassed what we thought it would look like," said Paul.
October 2016 – Shrubs encroaching on path making pathway narrow and preventing light from the building above from shining onto the path below. These were cleared approx. 3 metres up the bank, with a mini digger taking shrub roots out and new LED lamp posts being installed.
Crates of spring display bulbs from Jub Holland spread along bank.
November 2016 – Laying the Wildflower Turf over the bulbs
Early March 2017 – Bulbs are really starting to emerge.
End of March 2017 – Great display
End of April 2017 – The wildflowers start to emerge.
Early May 2017 – We look forward to seeing this site develop over the coming season.
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