Well, Saturday was a great day – not only was the weather fabulous but 7 hardy souls from Alchemis gave up one of their precious days off and spent it gardening for a homeless charity in Vauxhall called Thamesreach.
Having raised over £2,500 for the Sport Relief run we wanted to devote our time and energy to something equally deserving and found Thamesreach through one of our Business Development Managers.
They have a large garden which is an ideal space for residents and visitors to relax in. Although hiding some hidden treasures (rose bushes, sweet peas and a variety of vegetables), the garden had become very overgrown with weeds and thigh high grass. Within 4-5 hours the Alchemis team, ably commanded by our very own Monty Don (aka Leggers) transformed the space into a weed free garden worthy of a spot at the Chelsea Flower Show! Most satisfying for all of us were the number of residents who either helped or who were clearly interested in the project.
Our plan now is to visit the garden weekly to help maintain its weed free state and to start planting – watch this space.
If anyone has any good ideas for a south facing wall with hard soil, do let us know (I’m thinking lavender, clematis….)