Despite light rain (more a heavy mist, really), six of us did some satisfyingly productive work in the rose garden – dead-heading the roses along the border, and in two of the triangular beds. Getting into the triangular beds required lying along the yew hedge and rolling over into the bed, which was an interesting experience! The roses look much better, so do go and admire our work, because it won’t last. They’ll need doing again before long! We also cut down another dead shrub and cleared dead ivy from beneath it.
At 11.30 the heavens opened and we decided to finish, but we were grateful that we’d managed to get in an hour’s work before that.
Next work party 20 August for those not on holiday. If anyone is available during the week to work under the instruction of Steve the gardener, feel free to get in touch with him in the park. I have his work mobile, which I can give to anyone who contacts me directly.
JannetKing [at sign] sfep.net