Me & My Job - Imme Davis, Wyevale Nurseries assistant manager

 Imme Davis, Wyevale Nurseries assistant manager
Imme Davis, Wyevale Nurseries assistant manager

How did you get into the horticulture industry? Following an apprenticeship at a tree nursery in the north of Germany, I worked in a retail nursery near Frankfurt. After this I worked for two years at ‘Baumschule’ Lappen.

What does your typical day involve? There is no typical day as my work varies during the seasons.

In the winter months I spend a lot of time selecting trees for customers and organising the lifting of trees for orders. In the summer months I do stock control, planning the weekly ‘growing’ work and troubleshooting.

What takes up most of your time? Crop walking.

What is the best aspect of your job? No two days are the same.

And the worst? The mud during the winter months and a slow broadband connection!

What is your greatest achievement at work? I have been involved in the improvements we have made in tree production over the years. I brought in my experience from having worked in one of the largest tree nurseries in Europe.

How do you wind down after a hard day at work? I like to go for a run in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.

What does the future hold? The good and the bad thing about tree production in the UK is that you never know what is around the corner.


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