What a feat in the heat!

3 GoodGymers made their way 3.1km to help the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick & Leamington Spa.

  • Katherine
  • Nigel
  • James Harwood
Wednesday, 10th of August 2022
Led by Katherine

3 Goodgymers returned to Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick to help with maintaining the beautiful garden.

After a short but rather warm jog from St Nick's Park, we arrived to a lovely note from the Master explaining our task for the evening. With a particular area of the garden earmarked as our task, we set to work.

We started by clearing some of the poppies and other flowering plants that had now finished their flowering and had gone to seed. Once these were cut back, it revealed some weeds underneath so Nigel got going with digging over the area with the spade. James tried his handywork on the box hedge giving it a bit of a haircut and Katherine tried to untangle some bindweed from the other plants that were yet to flower.

After a good 45 minutes of gardening, it was time to down tools ensuring all the cuttings were put into the green waste wheelie bins. There was mild panic as we couldn't find one pair of secateurs until Nigel admitted he may have left them in a pile of cuttings, but James saved the day by fishing them out of the wheelie bin - phew!

It was then a short jog back to St Nick's before doing a loop of the park, with lots of paddle boarders on the River Leam prompting stories of James's paddle boarding exploits.

We look forward to coming back to help some more with Lord Leycester's garden in a couple of weeks.

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