Guerrilla update

Marian Temple, guerrilla gardener, writes:

Another successful work party at Wanstead Station. Many thanks to the two dads and five children who came along on Sunday all set to make a difference. The dads hacked away while the kids de-manked the bare patches and then chucked wild flower seeds around with gay abandon. The birthday cake was very welcome too, just right for hungry guerrillas. We had fun planting more foxgloves and primroses. Small children have their own style which involves immediately walking over what’s just been planted. Fortunately, our plants are tough.

We probably need just a couple more working parties before we’re at the Pimms and deckchair stage. Unfortunately, I can’t manage any more Sundays. I hope Saturday proves to be an equally family friendly day. Next working party is this Saturday, 3rd May, 10.00ish onwards. All welcome, no experience necessary. Bring any tools you think might be useful and gloves for those so inclined. See you at the station.

The first Sunday in the month is a working party at the Corner House garden. This month it’s Sunday 4th May, 10.30 onwards. On the menu is bluebell bashing, a bit of shifting and planting, and maybe a bit of watering and some sawing. We might even get that lavatory cistern in the front bed planted with the sweet peas that are waiting in the wings. Maybe some useful person could come along and fix a couple of steps in the back garden. The present ones are sloping at a death-defying angle. Good for the adrenaline I suppose but maybe not good for your Wanstead gardeners. All welcome. No experience necessary. Marian.

1 thought on “Guerrilla update”

  1. Brilliant, brilliant. This is great stuff from Marian and I believe has a transforming effect on many people, and helps us reappraise what makes an area tick. ‘Money’, and ‘The Council’ are not always relevant.

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