Friday, 18 April 2014

Portrait Bench Garden

On a glorious Easter bank holiday Friday morning Robert and I tried a bit of 'Guerilla Gardening' at our connect-2 Portrait Bench. With a bounty of plants nurtured by our 'green-fingered' leader, a bit of compost and a willing workhorse (me!) we set  about transformed the site around the bench overlooking the lake at Albert village into something more attractive and interesting. If I remember rightly we were planting foxgloves, aquaphilia(?) and er what was it ah yes 'forget-me-nots'! We also spread some poppy and wild flower seeds in the hope that in the coming months the site will bloom.

Thanks go to Robert for his hard work and generosity in providing the plants. We propose to enhance the site further by repairing the fencing, replacing broken posts and providing a 'bike rack' with pieces of timber purloined from James and the maintenance team in Derby. We hope you can join us on our follow-up workday in a couple of months time lending a hand with the 'fencing' and tending or adding to our garden in the wild!

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