Dear On the Verge Supporters
I am finally getting down to a verge update! Peter, Henry and Johannes are faithfully watering far and wide up and down the verges as I write this.
In November “On the Verge” celebrated 2 years of gardening, and I think we are beginning to see a difference.
This furiously hot weather has prevented us from doing much new planting, but we did manage to plant 7 more African Plums along main Rd and 2 lovely shade trees on the Brook Crescent Play park, before the end of the rains.
Have you seen how lovely the post Office garden is looking and our Sub-station garden on Village Lane Corner is also finally holding its own. We have extended the horse path right along main Rd opposite the Farm Village with logs taken down on the common. We have erected 8 wind cages along Main Rd to protect some of the struggling trees during the summer months. We have dug a huge bed along the wooden fence on the Sea Cottage /Main Rd Corner, but have not had enough plants to plant up into the bed. We are furiously growing cuttings and “rescues” from various gardens and should be able to plant something lovely as soon as the weather is cooler – watch the corner!
Another thing to watch out for are Roses at the end of a little Vineyard in Main Rd and two new trees for Camp Far-Away’s entrance.
Allot of our time is taken up with weeding, brush-cutting and watering, but there are still many exciting projects in the pipeline.
Thank you to all you wonderful people for sponsoring us and making these ideas become reality. We could not make a difference without you.
Thank you too for all the encouraging emails I get.
We are still in need of more sponsorship and plant donations please.
Please pass this email on to others who may be interested and spread the word.
The guys are so keen that they would work twice a week if they could! They are so faithful and garden every Wednesday, come rain or shine.
I have raised the guys daily wages this year to R130pd, which makes a 6 month donation now R780.
May you all have a fabulous, and happy 2012.
Kathy Fish and the On The Verge team