have a very exciting and hectic couple of weeks ahead of us and we feel
like we're racing to the finish line. On Saturday 14th June we will be
holding our annual open day in conjunction with The Open Garden Squares
Weekend. We have been preparing since the early spring, sowing seeds
for our plant sale and making bird boxes for children to decorate. We
are now reaching the final stages and the plants are looking great. We
took cuttings from the roses and they are also doing well. Our task now
is to make the garden looks its best for our guests on the 14th.
Our exciting new project is well under way
and we spent last Wednesday moving tons of sand, gravel and top soil
over to the old pond/ new bog garden area. With a lot of effort we got
it all in place and this week we await another delivery of topsoil to
fill it up completely so that we can start planting before our open day.
We hope to get some large plants in and then leave the smaller
peripheral planting to anybody that would like to help on the open day.
Here is how it is taking shape -
The pond area was first cleared of overhanging plants then a layer of
sand was added. An underlay and then a plastic membrane was put over
We put a soaker hose on top of the sand which has holes in it and will
water the garden from underneath. We then buried it in gravel and added
the first layer of topsoil.
We had a great day doing this and hopefully we can get this finished next week.
Award from Metropolitan Public Gardens Assiation
Thanks to our chairperson Brenda's hard work
we have been awarded funding from the MPGA for buying plants to
populate the Croydon Road end of Winsford Gardens borders with Shrubs
and perennials which will hopefully create a colourful and established
look to the border. We had a fun morning looking around The Secret
Garden nursery in Crystal Palace picking out what we wanted. It should
bring some real colour to that area in time for the open day.
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