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10th November
Entrance Revival in full swing. A month ago we started making some of the entrances on the promenade look more inviting by pruning and shaping bushes, clearing some of the undergrowth as well as tending some of the lovely existing plants on the promenade (Mahonias, flax plants and bays) and introducing new ones like agapanthus and a beautiful fatsia. A few of us spent this afternoon at the Catherine Road entrance continuing this work; all a bit back breaking but worth the effort. Later in the week we’ll be planting spring bulbs to fringe the entrance and improve the view across the Thames to Ravens Ait.  

13th November
Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs. It is that time of year again when the ground is soft, warm and ready to accept bulbs. We want to make a big show of flowers next spring and highlight those areas of the promenade that we have been tending over the last few months so we’ve all been very busy planting hundreds of bulbs; tulips, daffodils, narcissi, grape hyacinths, bluebells and snowdrops. Let’s hope they all come into flower so the promenade looks colourful and welcoming in the springtime.  

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