Kingston upon Thames

Community mission

Getting out of a bind at the Rose Garden at Fishponds Park

6 runners ran to help the Voices of Hope and Kingston Council in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Jassy Drakulic
  • Victoria Armfield
  • Emily
  • Fung Yee Lee
  • Adam Shrimpton
  • John Jeffcoat
Tuesday, 3rd of August 2021
Led by Mark Barun

On a fine summer evening Andy greeted six good gymmers and set us to work giving some TLC to the rose beds on the community garden at Fishponds Park. Adam, John and Jassy dug deep to uproot a blanket of weeds, Emily and Victoria untangled the rose branches of bindweed, and Fung Yee dead headed and pruned the roses. We also upturned some wondrous wildlife - an eerie looking but endangered stag beetle larva and a family of small frogs - which Andy made sure to relocate safely. Several sacks of green waste later, we loaded them onto the compost and parted ways, leaving the rose bed looking considerably sharper for our efforts. Thanks to Andy for having us. We look forward to seeing this site blossom over the coming missions.

Report written by Jassy Drakulic

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Led by Mark Barun

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    • Jassy Drakulic

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