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Brootal Roots!

9 runners ran to help the Thornhill Square Gardens in Islington.

  • Sam Chapman
  • John Shirley
  • Jacqueline Shirley
  • Steve Lee
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Vicki Bakhshi
  • Marie-Laure Hicks
  • Mali D
  • Vicky J
Wednesday, 15th of July 2020
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

9 plucky Goodgym folks joined us for a busy evening of gardening in Thornhill Square last night (including new starter Vicky- welcome!). Local resident Anna had lots of tasks for us to undertake in different areas of this lovely green space.

Sam, Vicky, John and Jackie picked up a trio of wheelbarrows and set about laying new compost, mulch and topsoil for various flower beds in the park. Mali and Steve took on the tough task of removing old stubborn rosemary bush roots from the dry dusty ground (Mali snipped the tendrils, whilst Steve used a mattock to lever the roots out of place). Very satisfying work! Marie-Laure and Vicki assisted Anna with cleaning up the park, keeping the foliage tidy and collecting up big bags of green waste left by the gardeners. We were also asked to move some compost bins to a new location, due to a sad case of vandalism leaving them in disrepair.

Within an hour of hard graft, we made a real difference to the space- completing loads of outstanding jobs for the local gardening residents. All being well, I expect we will be returning soon!

Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

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