Mare's Tail, bee outfits and Sam-fear
15 GoodGymers made their way 7.1km to help the Marston Community Garden in Oxford.
- Wednesday, 6th of July 2022
- Led by Anwen Greenaway
We were back with the Marston Community Gardeners again this week, but this time in their new flower garden.
The vision for the flower garden is for it to be somewhere members of the community can come and pick a bunch of flowers for free/a small donation. There are already some lovely flowers growing there - certainly more colour coming through than a couple of months ago when we were last on the plot.
This week's main task in the garden was weeding - the mare's tail (looks a bit like samphire) and bind weed were our main targets. These needed digging out all the way to the roots and bagging up to be taken off-site. The rest of the weeds could be pulled up and dug through to fertilise the soil. We discovered it's a surprisingly slow job to get the beds weed free, but as ever many GoodGymers make light work of a big job. There's more to do but we made good progress. Sam, Henry and Ben even had time for some watering at the end of the session - much needed in the warm dry weather - although I'm not sure how much Ben appreciated the dowsing Samantha gave him too!
Thanks to Julia for leading us along the lovely run route back to base after the task.
Report written by Anwen Greenaway
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Led by Anwen Greenaway
Goodgym Coordinator for Oxford. Trail runner, often muddy.
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