Armed with forks and trowels and wearing Beautify Balham hi-vis vests, together we are going to continue the wonderful work started by local residents Richard, Charlie and Brendan. This garden is on land that no one seems to own, but has been adopted for many years and admired by passers by.
Sadly Richard died, and Charlie and Brendan have hung up their gardening gloves, but they generously asked Beautify Balham to continue their good work.
Justine and Jean from Beautify Balham decided it would be a good idea for children to be involved so asked the local schools. Mark Peters, Deputy Head from Hornsby House School responded.
Each Thursday from 3.45-4.30pm until daylight diminishes, we are going to tidy up and replant this mature garden that just needs a little TLC and some more plants to fill the gaps.
If anyone has bulbs or plants to give to this worthy cause, or could support with a donation to make towards the upkeep, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or donate via PayPal using the form here.
Watch this space & enjoy the cleaning up and greening up of another corner of Balham!
– Jean Millar and The Beautify Balham Team