Planting Spring Bulbs
8 GoodGymers made their way 5km to help the Unique Roots in Croydon.
- Tuesday, 15th of February 2022
- Led by Conroy
Last night 8 runners ran 5km to the gardens at the Peppermint Centre to assist Unique Roots plant lots of bulbs ready for spring.
We extended a warm welcome to Sandra and Ashley who were joining us for their first group runs. Sandra had heard about Good Gym on Facebook and had been sent by her work friends to see what we are all about. Ashley has done several missions with Good Gym but was on his first group run with us.
Once everyone had met each other, dropped our bags and had a chat about Good Gym we headed outside to stretch and warm up ahead of our jog. Ros and Ingrid acted as the back markers and a faster group went on ahead. The trams weren't running tonight in Croydon but (after a slight scenic detour over the fly over!) we were running alongside the tram lines to meet Pam at the Peppermint Centre.
Pam had lots of different bulbs ready for us to plant along the edge of the road to make the area very colourful in spring. Everyone worked together in little teams do dig the hole, plant the bulb and then refill the hole with soil. Pam had some special tools she had brought which made the task go a lot faster and we quickly got the hang of them. Once we had finished the boarder we had more bulbs and were able to plant more randomly throughout the grass and on some raised mounds of earth. Tonight's digging was all about burying treasure rather than finding it, but Catherine found a very cool stone shaped like an animal.
In total we planted 7 bags of different bulbs including daffodils, tulips and alliums. We all want to go back in the spring to see how they have grown and will add lots of colours to the area. Pam joined us on the start of our journey back, and then we ran back pleased at a good job.
Next week we'll be Sorting it all out helping with the clothing donations at the Croydon Refugee Centre.
Report written by Kate Bowden
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