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Tiny Forest, Big Battle

2 GoodGymers made their way to help the Tiny Forests UK (Ladywell Fields site) in Lewisham.

  • Hackney runner
  • Linda Gatley
Saturday, 16th of March 2024
Led by Linda Gatley

Phil and Linda joined a cheerful team of volunteers to do battle with tall-growing weeds at the Ladywell Tiny Forest. What at first looked like a giant task quickly became easy thanks to our systematic attack armed with shears, secateurs and gardening forks – some weeds even surrendered to a mere tug by hand because the ground was so soft from recent rain.

By the end of the session, all the saplings of the one-year-old forest were basking in sunlight, free from competition from weeds and ready for their springtime growth spurt.

Next, the ground between them will be covered with a generous layer of mulch to hold in moisture, stop weeds re-growing and add nutrients to the soil – this will be a job for GoodGym Lewisham on their Easter Monday group run.

Report written by Linda Gatley

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