12 Month Streak
73 Month Streak
Mon 12th Feb at 6:45pm
GoodGym Richmond’s second Monday of the month Group Run Task always sees us working on our sponsored plots in Buccleuch Gardens Richmond. Usually we split up into small groups to complete an array of different gardening jobs but tonight we were all together and focused on weeding and tidying the perimeter of The Three Pigeons Plot. Armed with trowels, cutlery knives and trugs everyone pitched in to clear the outer edge of the plot of weed, ‘deadleaf’ (removing browned foliage) some of the ornamental grasses and dig up some of the self-seeded wormwood.
Before heading back to The Tap Tavern in Richmond for our monthly social, there was time to sweep up around the Three Pigeons and park benches and compost all the green waste.
Even in the dark we could see a huge difference to the appearance of the Three Pigeons Plot, perfect to showcase the hellebores and violets that are flowering now and the bulbs that are pushing through.
Mon 12th Feb at 12:00pm
Chris and Anita spent a beautiful, sunny Monday lunchtime in Buccleuch Gardens, Richmond, in advance of the evening Group Run Task in order to do some prep work and to complete a few jobs best undertaken in daylight.
As well as litter picking, weeding and pruning at The Three Pigeons Plot, we also headed out along the Thames path with saws in hand order to collect and size windfall wood to strengthen the legs of the plant support ‘triffids’ that we made last year.
Mon 12th Feb at 12:00pm
Help keep our Thames-side gardens blooming and beautifulRead more
Sat 10th Feb at 10:00am
The good gym crew and the local Ham Lands group were very welcoming and nice. Got taught a bit of the history of the lands and the biodiversity and the hard work that got it looking how it is and how much more work is needed to keep it that way. Looking forward for the next one.
Mon 12th Feb at 6:45pm
Helping to keep the Richmond Riverside blooming and beautiful.Read more
Sun 28th Jan at 1:30pm
These Wombles really know how to ramble! Some epic dirty picking took place from Twickenham to Kingston to Molesey to Swansea! That's another load of filth off our streets and parks. Heroes!
Sun 28th Jan at 9:00am
Goodgymmers across the country took an hour out of their weekend to watch their garden for an hour and help the RSPB track bird populations. Well done everyone!
I (Rachel) picked an hour of mostly heavy rain, which probably wasn't in my favour, but meant I got to snuggle in an oodie in the conservatory feeling snug and smug.
Paul - "As I wasn’t expecting to be in the same place for an hour I combined it with a gardening task on Friday. It was a clear sunny day and while some food had been left out, the feathered visitors were not that frequent though. 19 were spotted, mainly pigeons, plus a robin who I have seen there before, along with a few sparrows and a Great Tit who disappeared as soon as the neighbours dog came out."
Gwyn and Tracey from Derby, as last year, visited each others gardens - "Gwyn was able to photograph some birds, whilst I'm only able to take pictures of things that don't move very quickly. We did the RSPB bird watch together twice; at Gwyn's house on Friday, and then at my house on Saturday, so were able to submit two lots of results whilst drinking lots of tea."
Anita - "I logged parakeets, blue tits, a robin, a collared dove and a magpie in a West London garden. I also spotted sanderlings, oyster catchers, gulls, crows and a magpie (and learnt to differentiate waders) in Wales but I don't think the view of a sliver of Swansea Bay really counts as a 'garden'."
Dave - "It was really interesting and made me take much more notice of what different types of bird arrive in the garden.
I was amazed to see a Long Tailed Tit and Siskin (I think) but boringly my garden seems to be most popular with Blackbirds!"
Sarah went for a walk with her son on the transpennine trail getting him engaged in nature.
Naomi - "I was just visited by 2 pigeons, although they flew off before I got a photo! I have cats, so don't encourage birds into our garden, as much as I love them. However I do get to see lots of birds in our neighbour's tree, safely out of the cats' reach!"
Mon 29th Jan at 4:38am
Thank you for listing this Rachel. I logged parakeets, blue tits, a robin, a collared dove and a magpie in a West London garden. I also spotted sanderlings, oyster catchers, gulls, crows and a magpie (and learnt to differentiate waders) in Wales but I don't think the view of a sliver of Swansea Bay really counts as a 'garden'.
Mon 29th Jan at 9:40pm
Great work everyone. I did my hour twice and saw only one blue tit. :( there's usually more than that!!!
Tue 30th Jan at 5:45pm
Weldone! Great listing, lots from GG Leicester got involved, I only saw 2 Pigeons I blame the neighbours cat for visiting
Fri 5th Jan at 12:00pm
On the eleventh Day of Christmas GoodGym Richmond took away:
11 silver sashes
10 yards of ribbon
9 ivy garlands
8 bags of baubles
7 wreaths of withies
6 bows of scarlet
5 photo graphs
4 strands of silver
3 glitter stars
2 withie trees
And the baubles from a bug hotel