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Kingston upon Thames

Saturday 23rd September 2023

Report written by Claire Dunne

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On a beautiful sunny morning in Kingston it was time for GoodGym to become the Ground Force team for the morning and tackle a flowerbed transformation.

A giant laurel bushes, brambles, weeds and dead plants stood before us. Josie, Doris, Louise and Gordon tacked the weeds and brambles while Tom and Trevor cut down the laurel to give the plants some more light.

Claire and Tom got their steps in for the day going to and from the car to collect all the plants and compost.

Kate and Jassy arrived with our 2 tiniest members for their first task and after a quick biscuit to refuel it was time to lay the plants out using Claireā€™s planting plan. A few adjustments on positioning and a planting lesson from Gordon and the transformation commenced.

We all battled some tough roots hiding below as we dug holes for the plants and as we started planting Rob joined us to help plant a few of the plants and Jade popped by to check on our progress.

Plants in we distributed the rest of the compost and Tom and Dorris headed to the river for some water to give the plants a good drink.

12.50 pm and we were finished right on time and Trevor from the Friends of Canbury Gardens was delighted with the result.

A huge thank you to Gordon for advising on plants, keeping them watered and driving them all to Kingston.

Looking forward to part 2 planting the Spring bulbs on Tuesday night.

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Canbury Community Garden
A community gardening group

We are transforming a disused gardeners' yard on the edge of Canbury Gardens, Kingston, into a community space for wildlife-friendly food-growing

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Claire Dunne
Tom Peacock
Rob Haworth
Kate Haworth
Jassy Drakulic
Louise Wynter
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Winter jobs at Jubilee Square

The space is a place where people stop to meet friends, relax, eat lunch and enjoy the surrounds. Helping with keeping it attractive you will contribute to the wellbeing of local people in this important area of the community.

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