The unofficial musings of the gardeners of Worcester College. This site does not necessarily represent the views of Worcester College and its members.
Monday, 14 January 2013
The Perfect Way To Keep Warm
In freezing temperatures and falling snow the team, along with the groundsmen, went looking for a job to keep them warm, they ended up clearing out the ditch that runs around the sports field. A contradiction in terms, trying to keep warm and working in a ditch in freezing temperatures with a few inches of water in it, but it really did keep the team warm, apart from those who weren't wearing wellington boots or had newly discovered holes in their shoes. Raking and forking out wet, heavy leaves and debis from the ditch into wheelbarrows and trucks for transportation down to the compost heaps was the perfect way to keep warm.
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