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Gardening in the community

Groups of workers go out in the pick-up to undertake gardening work in different locations.

  • Regular maintenance
  • One-off tidying
  • Clearance of overgrown gardens
  • Landscaping
  • Creation of sensory gardens a speciality
We aim to balance the familiar, regular jobs with the new and different

These jobs may involve the following tasks

  • Grass cutting

  • Hedge cutting
  • Weeding and hoeing
  • Pruning
  • Digging and soil preparation
  • Laying weed proof membranes
  • Mulching with gravel or woodchip
  • Planting
  • Laying paths
  • Building fences, gates and trellises
  • Cutting down and digging out shrubs and small trees

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Many of our jobs are in our local community around Bishopthorpe, others in different areas of York and occasionally we go further afield to places like Easingwold or Pocklington.

Many jobs are private houses, others include offices, a church yard and a Housing Association . We are particularly pleased to do several jobs for group homes for people with learning difficulties and for Social Services;

 

here we find the opportunity for ‘added value’ where we can develop the garden to involve the residents or ‘customers’ in the garden. This might involve the planting of beds with plants to stimulate the senses.

 

A GARDENING YEAR – in addition to regular jobs

APRIL

contract agreed with social services to maintain the gardens at Pine Trees centre.

MAY 

flower bed prepared and planted with hundreds of purple pansies for First Bus on the day the new (purple) FTR bus started

JUNE

put up trellis screen in Brunswick staff Jennifer’s garden

JULY

clear the churchyard at Acaster Malbis

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

start soil preparation at sensory garden in Bishopthorpe

OCTOBER

planting up at sensory garden

NOVEMBER

official opening of sensory garden in Bishopthorpe

DECEMBER

help with holly wreaths – Christmas dinner at the Ebor

JANUARY

travel to Easingwold to clear overgrown garden of house being set up as group home. Make picnic tables in wet weather

FEBRUARY

buy ride-on mower at Murton Sale

MARCH

agree lots of new work for Social Services

 

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