Mark Webber

Norwich

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Gardening at Somerleyton Gardens

Mon 19 Oct 18:00 pm
Somerleyton Gardens, Norwich, NR2 2BP

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Support communal garden

Somerleyton Gardens need GoodGyms help to maintain them and potential do a few leaflet drops.

Bring your own gloves.

Meet at Somerleyton Gardens, Norwich, NR2 2BP.

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Mark Webber has completed 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Tue 6 Oct 2020

Mark has already done 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Instead of doing anything else, they've used their run to go and help people that need their help; digging, lifting, scraping, clearing, planting and weeding. Stuff that makes this a better place to be.

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making light work in the dark

Mon 5 Oct
Report written by Jonathan

Arriving at the Sprowston community Hub for the second task of the day, it was heavily pouring with rain and quite dark to navigate to the task location with many puddles and mud to avoid. Definitely time to start wearing hi-vis and a head torch! Stumbling along the grass in the dark and with the light of the greenhouses shining in the distance, I could hear the familiar voices of Goodgymers who had just finished the first session. “A bit dark isn’t it?!” one Goodgymer shouted over. It was so dark I could only just make out who said it. Although the figure was very tall, so it could only be Darren.

Todays task would be inside the large greenhouses, so masks were needed! Congratulations were said to both Jonathan (for his 50th good dead) and Mark (his 25th) with Elizabeth kindly supplying a 50th celebration badge! There was to be no celebratory visit to the pub afterwards this time though.

With Kathryn and Elizabeth already busy with their tasks, varnishing wood and painting a shelving unit, Mark, Jonathan and Elliot (wearing his black Goodgym t-shirt for the first time) headed to the back of the polytunnel to have their tasks described to them by the task co-ordinator and very specific tasks they were! They were to remove and separate lavender from a huge pot and transfer them individually to other pots. The old soil was to be recycled for growing strawberries. They were then to create two new pots with layered bulbs of Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths and Crocus’. Elliot’s head torch and spare garden gloves came in very handy!

There was a panic in the greenhouse though as Kathryn accidentally dropped some paint on her running gear. Hopefully it washes out!

With the two new pots completed, there was plenty of time left to then complete the next task which was to remove two hydrangeas from a huge pot and transfer them separately to new pots. That was soon done and with everyone having competed their tasks but with 10 minutes to spare, and feeling like school pupils getting to leave class early, we waited for clarification from the task co-ordinator if we could leave. He gave the thumbs up and off we went before the school bell rang!

There was still time for one more hair-raising moment. With it being so dark outside, Jonathan slipped on a huge pile of mud and what seemed like a certain slip and slide into a mud bath and with flashbacks of the roller blading social earlier in the year, he somehow managed to maintain balance this time and stay upright, but at what cost? Cutting his finger a bit on a brick wall.

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Mulch ado about nothing.....

Thu 1 Oct
Report written by Mark Webber

We returned to Waterloo park, probably for the last time this year as the nights close in to help prepare the ornamental flower beds for the winter. Our task was to shift mulch from the bottom of the hill to the top where it was being raked over the flower beds. The Grand Old Duke of York would have been proud as we marched (barrowed?) our way to the top of the hill and down again. Paul was first off the blocks followed by a chain of barrows piloted by Elizabeth, Mark, Cheska, Sophie, Sam and Penny (completing her 10th mission!!), whilst Jonathan did the spadework at the bottom. The friends of the park were pleased with the results and have promised GoodGym a high tea in the summer as a thanks for all the work we’ve done for them this year! It’s always a lovely task at Waterloo park and roll on being able to help them again!

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Gardening at Somerleyton Gardens

Mon 12 Oct 18:00 pm
Somerleyton Gardens, Norwich, NR2 2BP
Support communal garden

Somerleyton Gardens need GoodGyms help to maintain them and potential do a few leaflet drops.

Bring your own gloves.

Meet at Somerleyton Gardens, Norwich, NR2 2BP.

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Raking it in....

Thu 24 Sep
Report written by Mark Webber

Another visit to the Marlpit community garden for GoodGym saw us put to work raking grass cuttings to be used as mulch for trees. We welcomed Alison to her first mission and we soon started clearing cuttings from the orchard. Mark from the garden bet we wouldn’t manage to finish cleaning the first half of the orchard, taking up the challenge we managed that.... and back again..... and the section above...... and the next field..... and then finished with the edges of the flower meadow. Things were livened up by the baby frogs we uncovered with Sam, Elizabeth, Andy and Liz particularly good at finding them. As the light faded we finished up leaving a happy gardener and some startled but unhurt frogs!

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Helping out @ Sprowston Community Hub - Session 2

Mon 5 Oct 19:00 pm
Sprowston Community Hub, Norwich, NR7 8ET
Support local

Various gardening tasks at Sprowston Community Hub, Aslake Close, Sprowston, NR7 8ET. Hand tools, forks, spades, secateurs, loppers, wheelbarrows etc provided. Sanitiser and toilets in woodwork shop.

Please bring your own gloves.

Meet at the task.

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Gardening @ Waterloo Park

Thu 1 Oct 18:00 pm
Angel Road , Norwich, NR3 3HX
Cheer local residents up with beautiful flowers

We're visiting Waterloo Park to help them move mulch, clear and edge their flowerbeds.

Please bring your own gloves if you have them and try not to share tools.

Meet at Waterloo Park car park off Angel Road.

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10 went to Sprowston for Session 1

Mon 21 Sep
Report written by Elizabeth Halford

On a warm, sunny evening 10 Goodgymers, cycled, ran, walked and drove to Sprowston Hub for more gardening work. We nearly lost Jasmine and FuFu looking for us at the front of the building while we were around the back. There were a number of different task tonight, so Mike gathered us together, told us what was required and we divided ourselves into groups, went to our posts to wait for him to explain what was needed group by group. The most important task required a lady according to Mike so Jen was volunteered, it became evident this was quite an intricate task, involving making up a hanging basket, punching holes through the lining with an evil looking knife and adding plants. Thank goodness I’m no lady I couldn’t have managed that task. Luckily Jen had signed up to session 2 to continue her basket weaving! Meanwhile Andy and Sam were varnishing the wooden market stall stands, Andy managed to spill some on the floor, tut tut. Jasmine task was potting up plants in the greenhouse, while the rest of us were clearing the cold frames of pot plants, putting the frames back, the other cold frame had to be stripped of dead plants then pots put into the cleared frame and covered with compost, frames put back in. Last job was using concrete blocks to edge a flower bed at the back of the site. I have to say at this point I was definitely the Supervisor letting the males dig, lift and place the blocks into a fantastic looking edge. It was time to finish and have a group photo. Luckily Hitch arrived for Session 2 and was able to take the photo. Well done everyone

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Our painting and shovelling was wheely mulch appreciated

Mon 14 Sep
Report written by Jonathan

Having arrived 5 minutes late, I ran into the Waterloo car park to find a large group of socially distanced Goodgym members in bright red t-shirts eager to get on with the task on what was a lovely sunny evening, however there was no task co-ordinator in sight! Bill and Helen investigated and within minutes returned followed by people with wheelbarrows.

A brief discussion of the tasks was delivered with the first task being to paint the pavilion black with five people needed, so Ian, Darren, Helen, Mark and Elizabeth eagerly volunteered and went off to do that task. Whilst Andy, Cheska and Penny searched for places to secure their bikes and Robert helped remove two wheelbarrows off of a car, the rest of the Goodgymers cracked on with the second task which involved shovelling mulch into wheel barrows to be transported to near the pavilion. This task definitely put the GYM in GoodGYM.

With Katy, Jess and Stephen on shovelling duties, it was down to Bill, Cheska, Penny, Andy, a task co-ordinator (whose name I didn’t catch) and Robert to transport the mulch, pushing wheelbarrows up a surprisingly exhausting incline towards the pavilion. Jonathan cracked on with spreading the mulch, whilst Andy later joined in with the mulch spreading fun!

Thanks to the task-coordinators who provided gloves, water and much encouragement!

With the sun setting, it was time for everyone to meet up with their wheelbarrows near the mulched beds for a group photo (featuring Bill and Kate sitting in wheelbarrows) and then onwards towards the car park to meet the pavilion painters.

With Darren’s Goodgym top covered in black paint it was clear that the painters had been very busy too! We were joined by a fellow Goodgym member called Ali who popped by to say hello whist Bill and Kate kindly provided grapes and raspberries. Andy had a little surprise for us as he shared his and Rute’s wedding album for everyone to read and share memories about Rute.

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