There were no easter
eggs growing on our tress but with spring in full swing and with all wet
then mild weather, the tree blossom and spring flowers have been
particularly spectacular this year.
were also very happy to find a Slow- worm in our leaf litter.
Apparently neither a worm nor a snake, it is a limbless lizard who
loves compost heaps. Hopfully he wasn't too disturbed by our activities
and will go back to hunting insects in the leaf mulch.
Support Dave's big walk to raise funds for Winsford Gardens
Dave, a long time volunteer at Winsford Gardens (on the right) will be
walking the Pennine Way from 24th June to help raise funds for our
many future projects (and to get fit too!). If you would like to
sponsor him follow this link www.gogetfunding.com/project/daveswalk where
you can also follow his progress as he prepares for his big trip. Pass
on to all your friends too. He is also an avid Tweeter and you can
follow him @fergussonfamily.
Other ways to help
You can also help raise funds by doing your
online shopping via easyfunding. Sign up to easyfunding and when you
shop at places like Amazon or John Lewis online, easyfunding will donate
and small percentage to the Penge Green Gym. To sign up follow this
link - www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pengegreengym.
Capitol Clean-up Grant
to Keith's hard work and with the help of Lizzie we have been awarded a
grant from the Capitol Clean-up. This means that we can now move
forward with our bog garden and hopefully get it ready for our open day
on 14th June. Well done all involved.
A bit more bad news...
over the last couple of weeks the vandalism has become worse. What was
left of the willow dome has now been completely destroyed. We also
suffered a break in to the greenhouse and our lawnmower was taken. And
finally the dead hedge next to the compost bins was burnt to the ground
one night. This kind of destruction is very demoralising but we will
continue to improve the gardens for the local community.