Purple4Polio – Through darkness and rain, 1000 crocus corms were planted.

As part of the purplePurple4Polio 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.

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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!!!!!

 

Clearing in the dark -GoodGym runners get stuck in

Clearing in the dark -GoodGym runners get stuck in

Our first round clearers from GoodGym

Our first round clearers from GoodGym

It was raining, but undaunted, our intrepid corm planting volunteers get the job done.

It was raining, but undaunted, our intrepid corm planting volunteers get the job done.

Warming up and drying out after planting 1,000 corms in the rain

Warming up and drying out after planting 1,000 corms in the rain

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