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Sunday 19 September 2010

Sunday Service....

Call me a typically reserved Brit, but when I first saw that the local council had organised a Community Planting Day for this morning, my immediate reaction was 'isn't that a great idea' but didn't think I'd get involved. But upon reflection, I realised I've walked this cycle path virtually every morning for the past 18 months and enjoyed every minute - so shouldn't I give a little back?
Armed with my own gardening gloves I took the plunge....

Everyone was enthusiastic and friendly. It was great to see such a wide variety of ages and everyone enjoying themselves...

Even with the amount of rain over the last month the ground put up quite a fight in parts, but we nailed it...
Like a true professional and so happy to be involved.
Pretty in pink too.

It came as a shock when I realised my pogo days are done, but had a giggle still trying to perfect the art of landing two feet in the upright position without landing in the shrubbery. The young girls soon gave a demonstration on how its done....

And then there were none!

All safely in tucked up in their new beds....

When the plants were sorted it was time for food.
With the BBQ fired up and the sausages sizzling already - how organised is that?
Happy Workers!

It'll be interesting to keep an eye on the new plants over the next few months and I'm so glad I volunteered. It's true the saying that if you give, you get so much more back.
I met some really nice people, had a pleasant morning in the sunshine at one with nature, and doing a good deed to boot! Not bad eh....?


  1. Hello!
    It's Ally, I met you at this tree planting day :)
    Well, it's been a while, but I never had the time to make an account! So now I have and would like to say that we do indeed like your blog! It's quite entertaining and jolly!

  2. Hi Ally,
    I'm glad you like the blog. I'm certainly enjoying doing it too, although this week I've been busy so I've not had much time.
    By the way I've been keeping an eye on our plants and they're are doing well.


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