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Loughborough Junction: Pitching in at Wyck Gardens

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Okay, so number one I didn’t know the Ebony Horse Club existed. Embarrassing enough. Number two, I am not much of a gardener so was a bit apprehensive about the tree-planting and fence mending on Saturday 13 April.

However organised by local social enterprise Embrace Cooperation it was a doddle. I borrowed some sterling gloves, got digging and enjoyed myself thoroughly – even though it started to drizzle rather heavily.

Gardening in Wyck Gardens

Gardening in Wyck Gardens

The horses are amazing looking and were very friendly, trying to sneak a few mouthfuls of grass from the sides of their paddock, while planting was made easier by the lush soil and keen fellow volunteers.

I quite fancied myself as a gardener after my two hour stint – although I still can’t tell a Hawthorn from a Sycamore?

The aim was to grow up a fence around the paddock, prettify the area, add some colour – and keep ‘raucous’ dogs getting too close to the horses.

As another volunteer said, we just need to come back in a few years’ time and check how they are doing. But as I am going to head back to the stables, I will be keeping an eye on them sooner than that.

Great fun and another step out of my comfort zone. Amazing activities in Loughborough Junction …

*Please blog about your activities in the area on this site, your concerns about the area or what you would like to see on offer in LJ!

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The Loughborough Junction Forum is a grassroots organisation set up by local people to provide all members of the community with a way to improve the Loughborough Junction area. It is intended that it provides eyes, ears and a collective voice for the community. All participants are invited to provide accounts of what they see happening within the area and to share their concerns and ideas with the forum so that they can be collated and channelled to the relevant authorities.

One thought on “Loughborough Junction: Pitching in at Wyck Gardens

  1. Yes it was an invigorating way to spend a couple of hours. I too discovered a hidden part of Loughborough and will be going back to check on those saplings. And thank you rain for waiting until we had finished!

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