The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Tip Toe Through The Tulips
The weeks of rainfall have not only created the perfect conditions for our newly sown grass seed to germinate but also for the weeds to flourish all over the college borders. Over the last few days Ady, Graham and Ali have been working on the herbaceous border carefully weeding amongst the flowering tulips.
This morning they completed their border weeding, digging out the perennials and hoeing off the newly germinated annual weeds, the new acquired Spintiller clearing the annuals in super quick time.
Before leaving the border and moving onto the next job, the decision was made to start unwrapping the The Japanese Hardy Banana, Musa basjoo. Overnight temperatures have steadily been over 5 degrees centigrade and with the danger of frost subsiding, the top of the winter fleece protection was removed allowing the banana to breath the fresh spring air and feel the warmth of the May sunshine, or maybe that should read, the wetness of the May rain!
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