Lots going on in the park lately. We didn't have the usual Easter Egg Hunt because there weren't going to be enough volunteers on the day to run it. Instead, we had an Easter-themed coffee morning the Wednesday before Easter, in the community centre which is just across the road from the park. First time we'd done that, it went well, and we learned some lessons, like not to buy so many cakes as we had lots left over.
Today it seemed to be raining plants. First, our head gardener Sonia arrived with two dozen Primula vulgaris. Then a man who lives opposite the park presented us with this lovely corkscrew hazel. Then my friends Dan and Celia from church arrived bearing eight of these box plants they'd grown from cuttings. We haven't decided where to put those yet.
Jeanne has bought lots of these poobag dispensers and put them all round the park in hopes it will encourage more people to pick up after their dogs.
My neighbours were replacing their toilet, so I salvaged it to use as a visual pun - a bog garden within a bog garden, geddit? Not every park user appreciates it.
A year or more since our Green Flag was awarded, the council has finally got round to giving us a flagpole. And doesn't the gorse look great? "When gorse is out of flower, kissing is out of fashion."
What a lovely park! I must have passed within spitting distance any number of times (family in N. Wales). Must try and visit next time I'm over there.Please do, Jenny, and if you can come on a Monday morning, you'll find the gardening team beavering away. Introduce yourself and have a chat.