The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Monday, 5 March 2012
The Provost's Drive
For three days the team have been working on the overgrown, weed invested, ivy covered, untidy area along the Provost's drive.
Starting at the top of the drive, the area on the ground was cleared leaving a clearer access to the wall, also completely covered in ivy.
A slow process, a full skip full of rubbish, three sessions of chipping, the drive is cleared. The area will remain empty for some time due to the bindweed problem, spraying during the summer will be needed to try and control any that remains in the ground.
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