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Neglected patches around Wanstead Station spruced up thanks to community gardeners

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 November 2016

Marian Temple and Peta Jarmey of the Wanstead Community Gardeners uprooting geraniums outside Wanstead tube station to bring them inside for the winter

Marian Temple and Peta Jarmey of the Wanstead Community Gardeners uprooting geraniums outside Wanstead tube station to bring them inside for the winter

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A group of volunteers are on a mission to make sure sad looking patches of earth are looking their best for the winter season.

On Friday, Marian Temple and Peta Jarmey from Wanstead Community Gardeners uprooted geraniums around Wanstead Station.

The plants were put in pots on the windowsill of the station to keep them frost free.

Ms Temple said: “They sit on the windowsill for the whole winter and then in April we take them out and plant them around the station.

“We do all sorts of garden patches around Wanstead and get rid of the weeds and rubbish and plant flowers in new beds and they look lovely.

“Everybody really enjoys it because it means people are walking past nice patches of garden rather than weeds and litter. It really makes a difference to the area.”

Ms Temple, who has been tidying public garden spaces since 2003, said the group officially launched in 2014.

When members notice a space seems neglected they come together to make it look better.

“Anyone is welcome to join us. They don’t have to have to know about gardening.”

For more information email wansteadcommunitygardeners@gmail.com or leave a note expressing your interest at Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead.


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