Neighbours Trevor, Mags, Sheila, Val, Carrie and Eileen
plant and maintain the annual bedding plants including pelargoniums, dahlias,
and sunflowers as well as looking after the shrubs. Bird baths and a handmade bird house encourage
the local wildlife into the garden.
The wooden garden furniture was looking tired so a trio of residents
Maurice and Pat Wilby and Wendy Ellis got together to paint it.
We think the bench (pictured) is the same shade as the
recently re-painted Ham footbridge, and wonder if the residents were influenced
by it in their choice of colour? Wendy
says it was a complete co-incidence, it just so happens on the same day as the
bridge was being painted by volunteers she had picked up a paint pot in nearly
the exact colour!