Sunday 16 May 2021

May Mini Working Bee

 On Sunday 16th May we held a two hour working bee to remove the fallen autumn leaves and tidy the many azalea bushes in the Japanese Garden.

Before - not as attractive lying on the mondo grass and stones!

The three large cherry trees produce beautiful pink blossoms in spring and glorious golden leaves in the autumn. As all gardeners will know, these then begin to drop during late April and May covering the ground below.

Much neater but still more leaves to fall

Our most recent working bee focused on planting mondo grass in the barer areas of the garden. The mondo is doing very well but a carpet of cherry trees leaves is not likely to help the grass progress. So the aim was to remove these leaves even though the trees have not finished shedding their leaves.

The many azalea shrubs were also in need of attention with some trimming and removing dead flowers required.

Our dedicated band of gardeners worked to rake, trim, clip and pinch the unwanted, wilted flowers and fallen leaves ready for the compost heap.

We will hold another 2 hour working bee on Sunday 20th June commencing at 9.30 a.m.

Thank you to Chairperson Julie D'Arcy, Treasurer Bev Hannan and committee members Vic Webster and Helen Wilson for joining Vice Chairperson Simon Hast in the garden this morning!

Simon, Helen, Bev, Vic and Julie