The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Monday, 23 May 2011
Taking The Wrapping Off
It's the last week in May so it must be time to unwrap our hardy banana, Musa basjoo. Unlike previous years, it has not started to burst out of its fleece wrapping, so did it survive our very cold winter?
Ady and Ali carefully unwrapped it and found signs of life, although one of the stems had died.
Once a stem flowers, see blog entry 15th September 2010 'Banana Flower', it dies but there are two new stems to replace it.
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