Well we seem always to be so lucky when we get organised down at St John's. The day was cold but dry and so was the ground under the trees, where we needed to continue the clearance work. With a good dry spell, it meant we could get a lot of fallen twigs and old Christmas trees burnt. So many festive Trees ended up here over the years.
By Lou Yates
It is coming up to our first year in the meadow down at St John's Church on Auckland Road and we can't quite believe how time has flown! The space feels so lived in now, and a structure is there, whether plants are blooming in it or not. The three big beds are now ticking over with green manures, onions and winter salad / greens. We can now sit back and think about our successes and dare I say it failures over the last 9 months.
By Louise Yates
On Sunday morning I set off to Hampton Court on the ungodly 8.33 from Gipsy Hill, to my volunteer induction at the Britain in Bloom garden at the flower show.
After a bit of a search for the garden entrance which has no signs up yet, I make it into the site, get given the obligatory Hi-viz jacket and head off to find the other volunteers. All around, people swarm with determination, all in Hi-viz, all so important they can't raise a smile. Buggies dash by, trade vans buzz past and the occasional truck squeezes into a space. Instructions are given and red-faced lackeys dash off, hidden under a teetering pile of boxes or crates.
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