Very little to report this week.  Perhaps unsurprisingly given the rather weird weather sequences we’ve endured this year there are some unusual botanical features around - like the profusion of buttercups, and the amount of poa annua (meadow grass) seed heads on the greens, which are affecting the roll speed.  Gavin says he’s never seen so much of it.  

This week, despite lowering the cut height to 3.5 mm the speed was only 8’ 7”.  We can’t stay this short for too long - it weakens the fine grasses, thereby encouraging meadow grass.

Running in to the weekend the greens will be both cut and rolled ahead of the Eaton Talbot competition on Sunday, which will speed them up a bit.  A hot dry spell will make a big difference!

Alan Wood

7 June 2021

 

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