Retired end 2015, started running again 2016
A nice task clearing up a small back garden, where the brambles hid lots of pots, garden decorations and some tools which might have been useful as well ... once. Mrs L was lovely, with a teasing sense of humour, watching over us as her garden reappeared. We put the plant remains in a corner, to turn into humus, repotted a couple of massive yuccas, and left it with Mrs L to make some decisions about what to keep or throw away
A nice garden tidying task, with lots of ivy to clear. I guess I left the garden looking more untidy, but Mrs R and her daughter were happy all the same, because I left them with:
A huge pile of ivy and some leylandii in the middle - and a suggestion to get her son to move it under some trees for composting, rather than bother get it all bagged up as garden waste
A small pond which I'm glad I hadn't stepped into before I'd removed the ivy which completely covered it
A tool shed packed with stuff, much quite useful, but which you couldn't really get into with all the ivy, completely emptied
Its contents sorted and set out over some paving, ready for some to be junked, some put back, some given away perhaps.
It really was progress, and it was nice to see Mrs R smiling at the end
Anerley Town Hall is looked after by the Crystal Palace Community and Development Trust who do great work with local kids and older people. They've asked us if we can do a litterpick around the perimeter to give it a sprucing up.
We'll arrive at 6:30pm, grab the equipment and should easily be done in an hour.
It might be worth bringing gardening gloves and a mask in case we need to go outside but otherwise all equipment will be provided.