Again the weather was very kind to our Friends work party and we managed to weed the stone circle , prune and tidy-up the rockery and edge the path today. After which we settled ourselves in the sun for well deserved refreshments including tea, coffee, chocolate brownies and shortbread bisciuts. A great way to spend a Saturday morning in good company in St George's Park, out in the sun and making a difference .
There will be another work party in the park this Saturday 22nd February to do some weeding, tidying and generally improving and looking after the park. So, if you are a party animal why not join our work party to help keep the park looking good while enjoying some outdoor activity and good company at the same time.
We meet at the shelter at 10 am
Light Refreshments Available
*** - Keep on (Pink) Trugging with Friends of St George's Park-***
In November 2012 the Friends of St George's Park planted more than 3,000 mostly purple crocuses in the area adjacent to the Coventry Street and Ringway junction.
The reason for this planting was to mirror Kidderminster's twin town Husum where every March there is a Crocus Festival featuring millions of these little purple flowers.
The Husum Festival is a major event in the town and attracts visitors from far and wide to celebrate Spring arriving on the coast of northeast Germany. At this time each year the town turns purple. Husum's most famous son Theodor Storm (1817–1888) a novelist, poet and short story writer described Husum in a celebrated poem as the grey town by the grey sea (German: Die graue Stadt am grauen Meer). Husum may indeed be grey for most of the year but in March it is awash in a sea of vibrant purple crocuses and in collaboration with the Husum Twinning Association a taste of the Festival can be had in St George's Park. The purple crocuses along with yellow ones and other Spring flowers have over the last week or so, begun the display we've all been waiting for. As one of the pictures below shows this new growth is set against a backdrop of a few, still flowering marigolds from last Autumn, which have kept their cheery colour throughout the Winter by the kissing gate and along the railings on Radford Avenue. It is great to see the first shoots of Spring bursting through in what promises to be the best daffodil display in the park ever between the Radford Avenue main gate and the tennis court.
So why not visit the park and have a look at what is happening? St George's is the People's Park that brings nature right up to the very edge of the town centre, it is the green jewel on the Ring Road, a place to relax, play sports and games, walk the dog or just sit on a bench and enjoy the arrival of Spring just a short step from the heart of Kidderminster.
It wasn't so much the calm before the storm, as the calm between the storms for the work party in the park today. Eight Friends took the opportunity to sieze the moment to do some work on the rockery and the path that links the Radford Avenue gate to the one on the Ring Road. After the past six weeks of rain the park was pretty soggy. There was a sizeable puddle on the path which mostly drained away after we uncovered and cleared a blocked drain. Below there are a few before and after shots and of course one of the Pink Trug which has become the trademark of FoSGP work parties. We were lucky with the weather today and everyone who came had a great time weeding, cutting back and tidying up the path and partaking of refreshments at our impromtu 'pop-up cafe' in the shelter.
Work party meet in the park at the shelter at 10 am for some collective weeding and tidying with FoSGP.
Enjoy some Activity in the park at your own pace, get involved and make a difference!
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