The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
In From The Cold
With freezing temperatures due next week, it is time to get the bananas in from the cold, the largest being about 20 foot tall.
A hole is dug around the root ball and gently dislodged from the soil around it. Three strong men, Joss, Ady and Graham, then lift the giant out of the border to the waiting trailor for transport to the greenhouse.
This banana was one of several lifted today, but none bigger than this beast.
Once outside the greenhouse the top is cut off reducing the height down to 5 feet, potted up and watered in, there it will sit until June next year.
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,
Joss - Grass Aficionado and Second in Command, Ady - Foreman, Ali - All round plantswoman and blog writer, Kieron - Hippy Handyman & Fruit Tree Guru, Graham - Good Ole Boy,
Callum - No Longer A Budding Apprentice, Qualified!, Andy - Groundsman, Peter - Apprentice