Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Dressed In Full PPE

Hidden amongst the huge leaves of the Tetrapanax papyrifer, in the herbaceous border, is the last banana plant that needs to go into the greenhouse for winter storage. The team are all aware of the nasty, irritating dust that is found on the underside of the leaves, so always wear protective face masks when handling them, see blog entry 'All Out' 5th October 2011. Ali, particularly susceptible to the dust, having choked, coughed, spluttered, itched and had streaming eyes, wore the full PPE, personal protective equipment, gloves, chemical suit with hood, face mask and goggles, when handling the plant today.

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