The beginning of April saw gales and heavy rain which, although excellent for the plants, prevented our Maintenance Team from working! No such excuse for the following Mondays though.
They continued the regular rota of cleaning, weeding and spraying including the Petanca Court on the perimeter road and were joined by Mark who, together with John, repaired a number of large potholes including some large ones on Calle Puerto Lumbreras. Please remember, every Euro of each member's monthly payment is used to sweep, weed and spray the whole of Lower 'C', though we may only reach your road every few weeks. If you're not a member and see our teams working, please consider contributing a little to our bucket, thank you!
The flowers in the new raised bed and along its approach, on the corner of the Golf Club Road, are already looking lovely now the weather is finally more settled. This and the planters along the dual carriageway were completed and filled with 110 plants and shrubs (our largest delivery ever). These have all been paid for by our fundraisers and donations and every penny has been spent on trees, plants, gravel, membrane and compost. Thank you everyone. Unhappily though, two bedding plants and one shrub have been stolen already!! We have installed 2 motion-sensor solar spotlights to deter thieves, but if you spot anyone with light fingers, contact us in strict confidence and please be vigilant.
Our Wednesday Volunteers have also been carrying out extensive weeding due to the persistent showers this Spring. 4 dead trees behind the Windmill feature have been removed and replaced with trees and plants donated by residents and one of the memorial beds has been weeded and new plants added.
Tickets will soon be available for our Summer Event on 25th June with live music from Scott James. Drinks will be available at our usual bargain prices from the bar. Please come along and support us! Further information is available on our chalkboards and Facebook or from John our Chairman on 634 325 427 or visit the website http://www.greenfingersgardenandsocialgroup.com/