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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wed 6th April 2016 - St Mary's RC Primary School, Ryde. GG # 629.


A rather overgrown flower bed...


A pond area needing that GG touch.


Moving the new "flower beds".


Deep in the woods - attacking a fallen oak.


Tending the garden area.


Using the compost that the children had made.


Working on the pond area.


The planter gets attention.


A general tidy up.


The new planting area - with moved boat!



A much improved pond.


Just some of the trimmings, all piled up.


Now, doesn't that look better?


We ran out of plants….and time….oh well, next time?

Obviously Mark felt that we didn't achieve a high enough academic standard when we went to school a few weeks ago…. so he sent us back to "try harder" this week! With the children still on Easter holidays, it was a good chance for Team GG to give the grounds a makeover in preparation for their return. It was almost a year to the day since we last visited this particular venue. 
After a rather protracted walk around the site to look at all the things on the "to do" list, we were soon working in numerous groups across almost the whole area. Sue must have been kept very busy, running around trying to get everything photographed for the blog this week! Some of the more unusual tasks involved setting out a new planting area (this involved moving car tyres and a BOAT!) and sawing up part of a rather large oak tree that had fallen during the winter. The pond area received particular attention as did the pathways through the wooded section. As we are starting to get into the time of the year when the birds start nesting, great care was taken to ensure that we kept well clear of any such activity. Many thanks to the school staff who supplied the tea, coffee, biscuits etc for our tea break this week. The weather was typical of that for April, sun and showers but most of us went home dry. The photographs above show just how many people attended and the wide scope of the work accomplished - thanks for taking them Sue.

Please do not forget that the GG AGM will be held after next Wednesday's session…. DO NOT FORGET TO PUT ENOUGH MONEY IN THE CAR PARK TICKET MACHINE… you will get a hefty fine!


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