The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
50 Meters Of Wire
Over the last few days Graham and Ali have been adding new wires and replacing old wire for some of the climbing plants on the college buildings and walls. The biggest task was to add three new rows of wire for the Vitis coignetiae, Crimson Glory Vine, that is up against the wall of the staircase 24 block of the Ruskin Building accomodation. A Ladder, battery drill, rawl plugs, vine eyes, turn buckles, wire cutters and 50 meters of 1.6mm galvanised wire, the complete kit for providing new support for the college climbing plants.
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