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Ridge Workday 22nd October 2005

Time to add a bit of colour and interest to the Community Garden with some spring flowers. Around 400 daffodils and crocuses were purchased and Mike, Maureen and Elisabeth set about planting them all in selected areas.

So, don't forget to look out for these in the New Year, it should be a grand display!

Bob trying out the scythe

In the meantime, Lee set about clearing a bit more around the plinth where our grand mosaic was to be finally released upon the world.

Composed of small broken fragments of coloured tiles, the mosaic features an apple tree and represents the Ridge in a colourful way. Our deep thanks to the local Girl Guides who spent their time creating it.

Joined by the rest of the team, a collective effort ensued in mixing up the bedding cement and carefully laying the mosaic on top.

It was a tense moment for all, as none of us had seen the mosaic as it was put together face-down on an adhesive-layered sheet!

Soaking the sheet had us all eagerly peeling away the paper and adhesive to reveal the final picture you see here. Complete success!

Bob trying out the scythe

The final steps involved sealing the edges and 'grouting' in all the pieces. This exercise was not without its tension too as the cement was quick-setting! We managed it just in time as the cement was getting somewhat stiff by the time we smoothed over the last pieces.

We all felt this was truly a very worthwhile exercise giving us an attractive, lasting piece to surprise many a walker as they pass along the path. Please take time to search it out when you are next in the area, we're sure you'll enjoy the visit and you can take in the rest of the Ridge too.

 

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