Phoenix centre garden cleanup

Had a very productive morning in the playgroup garden, assisted by Stephen and Gavin. Perhaps assisted is the wrong word for it: they did the graft and I faffed around with habitat piles, rakes and compost heaps. All the nettles are now gone and there’s a decent view from the kitchen window, so I think there’s more scope for the kids to get outside during the playgroup sessions.

View from the kitchen before the cleanup

View from the kitchen before the cleanup

View from the kitchen, after the morning's work

View from the kitchen, after the morning's work

Plenty much vegetation outside the window

Plenty much vegetation outside the window

much clearer view of the window after our efforts

much clearer view of the window after our efforts

A respectably-sized compost heap

A respectably-sized compost heap

For the record, it took three of us 2 hours to

  • prune the trees outside the kitchen
  • pull the ivy off the kitchen wall
  • cut back all the weeds around the edge of the garden
  • attempted to discourage people climbing over the fence by piling prunings across an ad hoc path
  • found a Peppa Pig football and 2 tennis balls
  • built a compost heap
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One thought on “Phoenix centre garden cleanup

  1. Jings! That’s a huuuge difference
    At the curry night I laughed at the ivy growing in through the window vent.
    I didn’t know you were planning on a session but I was away getting hit with swords all weekend so I would have missed it anyway :(

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