The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Perforated and Broken Pipes
Having dug the ditch for the new French drain, the reason for the dampness becomes apparent, a broken drain pipe filled with soil.
Stone is added to the base of the trench upon which a perforated pipe is laid along the entire length of the trench. The pipes purpose, to allow any collected water to perforate along its full length and out of the end into the soak away.
A replacement piece of drain pipe is connected to the old underground pipe. The team will return tomorrow to continue the French drain construction.
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