Take that bramble!

Our log seating - which had been completely covered up by bramble bushes

Our log seating – which had been completely covered up by bramble bushes

We had a fantastic dig day in the garden last Saturday and thanks so much to everyone who came along to help out. We had volunteers from the Friends of Ruskin Park, who targeted their energies on our community garden for their volunteering that day, along with a new volunteer who came all the way from west London.

We focused on clearing the huge patch of bramble that had taken over an area in the middle of the garden between two of our crab apple trees. The bushes had become so big that we could no longer see our log seating that was set up beside one of the trees. After a few hours chopping back bramble, the seating was revealed!

We left some of the bramble for future blackberry picking. And there is still some work to do in cutting a bit more of it back. But with a good group of volunteers we made an excellent start.

And just to make sure we were doing it right, we had a friendly bird (possibly a female robin) watching over us as we worked.

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