Gardening at Rathbone – February 2016

 

The gardening group helped out at the Rathbone garden on 11th and 25th  February.  It was really cold on both mornings and we were all wrapped up well.  The sun soon came out and after working hard all morning we were able to sit and enjoy our lunch outside.

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Cleaning the mud off the rope tiles. We’ll use them again on the new border

 

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Victorian rope edging tiles- we dug them out so we can make the border bigger.
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Cutting down the ivy
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Weeding the border.
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Working out the best way to tackle the deep rooted ivy.
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That root is coming out!
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Clearing the debris from the borders

 

Clearing the dead leaves, weeds, twigs and branches and bagging them up for recycling. Another good days work, well done team!

Christmas celebrations and Bzz Garage

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The Gardening Group went to Kew Gardens to see the Christmas lights in December. They were amazing, some of the trees were singing!

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We had our Christmas dinner at Abbevilles Restaurant in Clapham on December 18th. It was a delicious meal and everyone enjoyed themselves.

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We have been helping with the Bzz Grage at West Norwood bus station again, weeding and planting more fruit trees and bushes. We usually meet up there on a Sunday morning with the rest of the Open Orchard group. They have donated some fruit trees for the allotment, which we are going to plant in March.

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