As part of the Purple4Polio campaign, Charlton Community Gardens linked with the national campaign of the Rotary. Volunteers planted out 1000 purple crocus corms at the Fairfield Health Centre on the 12th November; a very wet morning, but our volunteers, undaunted, got the job done.
The ground was well prepared by another group of volunteers from GoodGym, who arrived on the evening of Wednesday 9th November as part of their planned run. In the dark they cleared the planting area in advance of the corm planters, before running off to complete their run.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the planting effort; organizers, planters, clearers and Health Centre staff who also opened up the centre for the damp volunteers to have a well earned tea, coffee and cake – generously provided by Mike, Jane and Judy.
Everyone will be able to see and admire the corms when they come up. Hopefully local squirrels wont get to dig them all up and eat them, as we have a cunning plan to prevent this!!!!!
Our first round clearers from GoodGym