The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Busy, Busy, Busy
It is a very busy time for the gardeners at the moment with all areas of the garden needing attention. Joe, under the guidance of Ady, built some new staging in the greenhouse to increase the space available for the plants.
Meanwhile, Ali with some help from Graham, Simon and Kieran potted up all the cuttings taken in September. These plants were potted up into a mixture of John Innes soil based compost and a multipurpose compost.
Once the new staging had been finished, Joe, Ady and Graham started to remove the giant bananas from the college borders and brought the first of many into the greenhouse for protection over the winter. Josh, unable to use a spiking machine on the banks, continues to spike them with a fork!
Oxford, The gardens are usually open afternoons 2-5pm (Winter 2-4pm)
We're a motley crew varying in age and experience, bravely lead by the head of gardens and grounds, Simon Bagnall. Nine of us in total:
Simon - Head Of Gardens And Grounds,
Ady - Foreman, Second in Command,
Ali - All round plantswoman and blog writer, Kieron - Hippy Handyman & Fruit Tree Guru,
Joss - Grass Aficionado,
Graham - Good Ole Boy,
Callum - No Longer A Budding Apprentice, Qualified!, Andy - Groundsman, Peter - Apprentice