The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Friday, 29 July 2011
Plugs and Seed
Preparations have already begun for our winter floral display. The first delivery of plug plants have arrived from our supplier Ball Colegrave and, having found a shady spot under a tree, Ady and Simon potted up the first 80 into 9cm pots.
The Wallflowers, 'Sunset Orange', have not been brought in and are being grown from seed. Callum, our apprentice, has sown them in a large tray and covered them with a sheet of glass and newspaper, a method taught by an experienced nurseryman and former colleague, Micky.
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