Did you know that we have volunteers that help maintain the gardens at Pinner Tube Station?
In their own words:-
Since taking over doing the donkey work last year, and in consultation with TfL they have been involved in some heavier work:-
- reducing the height of shrubbery to provide clear camera site lines;
- ensuring the PINNER signs were not obscured;
- cutting back foliage so that it did not go too far beyond the garden boundaries to provide a trip hazard;
- clearing overgrown foliage to expose “buried” treasures
and some more pleasant work:-
- moving plants to positions where they would be better appreciated;
- planting new plants to replace fatalities;
- planting bulbs (some of which are showing now).
In my discussions with Donal, I also agreed a longer term strategy:-
- move “prickly” plants to the back of the border and softer plants to the front;
- increase the number of fragrant plants (it seems the passengers love the lavender, but most of this is tired and dying)
- aim to create a low maintenance border (replace rampant shrubbery with more restrained plants).
Thank you to the volunteers that help make Pinner a more pleasant place.