NEWS: May 2019

The Royal Free Hospital Garden for nurses and staff

RFH Garden

The RFH gardening team led by Jane and Linda is very grateful for all of those who have donated money to help make the RFH garden happen for the hardworking hospital staff. Recently about ten men kindly turned up to dig through the heavy clay, retrieving set concrete in bags, old bricks and rubble.

The team of volunteer gardeners is creating the garden using as little money as possible as it still isn’t absolutely certain if the hospital will use this area to make a new entrance in years to come. The space that has been dug by Malcolm, Daniel and Stuart will be filled with new top soil and compost which will be donated by Wilmot Dickson, and plants will be chosen that manage in shade in the same way as the other side of the hospital wall.

RFH Garden

The plants will be paid for by community donations for which the team is most grateful. They have already collected £1200 and their goal is to reach £3,500. John the flower stall holder has collected many coins in a bucket by his stall on Pond street, and this is all all adding up.

The barrels that were originally on Haverstock Hill have been rescued by Linda Grove and now have geraniums planted in them – these will do well in this area and give staff a splash of colour with bark provided free from Green Mantle covering the surrounding area. A big thanks to all the men who came to do the digging, it was just too tough a job for our volunteers.

Photos by Linda Grove

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