The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Friday, 9 March 2012
Re-emergance Of The Box Balls
The serpentine beds in the Ruskin Building courtyard have been looking rather shabby and in need of some attention. The Muscari, that create the river of blue, are emerging but can not be seen as they are hidden under the collapsing grasses.
Unable to use a hedge trimmer to cut the grasses down, for fear of cutting the Muscari's blue flowering heads off, secateurs are used. A slow process, but more accurate, the borders are cleared, the box balls re-emerge and the blue starts to become more visible.
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