"I saw three ships come sailing in"
As you wonder around the college gardens over the next few months you will start to see the snowdrops emerging. The autumn snowdrop, Galanthus reginae olgae, was seen back in late October and has now been followed by Galanthis plicatus 'Three Ships', which usally flowers before Christmas.
Apart from noticing 'Three Ships' in the garden this week, you may have also noticed 'Four Men Spiking', which is not a snowdrop variety, but four gardeners spiking the front entrance lawns. Having spiked the lawn earlier in the autumn, see blog entry 'Aeration' on the 8th October, Josh gathered three other gardeners, Ady, Graham and Joe, to help him spike with forks.