They don't call it Labour Day for nothing! We've got a big job, finishing up what Eric has so valiantly started — Just after the big storm, the City or Hydro came to the Greenway and did a very Major pruning of the oak trees on the south side of the Greenway and just dumped all the branches they removed on top of all our plants there. It was a terrible mess.
Since then, Eric Phillips has gone down there a few times and started a careful cleanup, lifting the branches off of the plants and piling them up on the paved area so they can be removed (probably chipped first). Tuesday, I will call the City and Hydro and see if we can get a crew out soon to clean up and take away the branches. But in the meantime, we need to get the rest of the branches off of the plants.
Please do join us if you can, 3:00, Monday, Sept 7th. Bring loppers if you have some, secateurs, good gloves.
Thankfully, we probably don't need to water this week.
Also, I just wrote a message on Facebook to the organizer of the Parade of Lost Souls for this year: Hi Kat, I'm just hoping that you won't be planning any activities for the Napier Square Greenway. At night, with a big crowd there in the dark, people can't see the plants and they trample them. We had a big problem with that last year. Anywhere but there. Please. Call me if you have any problem with that! Thanks so much.
PS - If you're interested, the September Garden Club meeting is this Thursday night, 7:00, in the Learning Resources Centre, the big room under the library at Britannia. Please join us!