As the bulbs come into their own and the
days are getting longer (if not any warmer!) all hands are on deck to
start the process of getting the park ready for summer and especially
our open day on Sunday June 14th. Many of the hedges and larger bushes
have been given a good hair cut which makes the park look very neat and
tidy and the park is already full of colour.
Sadly, we have had some very serious vandalism
over the last month with the fence to the growing area being knocked
down and many of the panels of the greenhouse being kicked in. And
along with the damage, once again, to the fence around the wildflower
meadow it has been a very disheartening time. We have however, (with
the help of the council in providing funds to replace some fence posts)
now repaired the fence and put the greenhouse back together. We can
only hope that the vandals don't return. And we hope to engage the
local people to help us to keep an eye on the park.
Now that the greenhouse is repaired we have
sown hundreds of seeds and are very quickly seeing them poke their heads
up through the compost! It is a joy to see new growth where there was
We have also been busy building new cold frames and shelves which will
be needed as the plants mature and get ready to be planted out. A
special thank you to Barry for all his hard work.
On 1st April Penge Green Gym celebrated its
2nd birthday as an independent group. We celebrated in our favourite
way with some cakes (thank you Tom and Electra) and a nice cup of tea!
can still also use Easyfundraising is an easy and free way to support
the Penge Green Gym. When you buy items on the internet from well known
shops such as John Lewis and Amazon, you can sign up to Easyfunding
and they will donate a percentage to Penge Green Gym. To sign up, go to
www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pengegreengym. You can also help
by downloading the easfundraising christmas pack and print of posters
and flyers and add our name.