The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Monday, 11 April 2011
70 Yew In One Day
The 100 Yew trees, Taxus baccata, arrived last week, so now it's time to plant them. Ali, Simon, Graham and Joe started by digging out a trench along the new path and half filling it with leaf mould.
The trees were then lined up along the trench, making sure they were positioned correctly and to make sure we had enough trees for the job. Splitting into two teams, each tree was planted and heeled in, gradually forming a new young hedge.
By the end of the day 70 Yews had been planted along the length of the path.
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