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The lady in the photo , struggling to remove the ivy and massive climbing rose out of this special Oak tree(a very learned botanist did tell us why but we cant remember) She loves her Thursday morning volunteering as you can see it was not warm! but we still at least 5 ‘Vols’ who worked for 3-4 hours.

This is what i mean when I talk about gardeners being alike in there enthusiasm for horticulture. This ladies passion for her task shines out; all the volunteers I have met have an awesome work ethic and level of motivation…busting a gut for free in someone elses garden? why because it means she can be part of team, meet like minded people, be part of bigger picture and because she loves the work.

I find it quite inspiring….but then i love gardeners and gardening

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