We are now in our fourth year of supporting Thrive - a brilliant charity using gardening as therapy for a range of physical and mental disorders.
Each year the team heads en masse to Battersea Park and attempts to be helpful with some heavy lifting, advanced weeding, geranium sorting and general shovelling. That’s where we were last Friday.
There was extensive philosophical discussion of what constituted a weed, followed up by gratuitous destruction of some carefully cultivated flora – but at least we were trying to help. Check out the gardens next time you are in Battersea Park, they are enough to make you want to go and buy a pair of gardening gloves and a hoe.
After terrorising local wildlife with an enthusiastic though not exceptionally skilful game of rounders we retired to our more natural habitat.