For those who asked, we have a contract with the pond company who come once a month to clear all of the ponds and service the pumps.
Thank goodness they had already begun their program of removing some of the dead bowels due to disease, or it may have been much worse. This was the biggest casualty, and still lies at the back of the water garden area.
Jim and the gardeners usually come once a week. They have been particularly helpful during the storms to cut/remove the fallen trees. But, waste not, want not, we asked them to chip the wood and they have laid it at the back of the tennis courts. One of the residents, Sarah, commented how lovely it was now that it is not so muddy walking around the outside of the tennis courts, she said it was like walking on a carpet!
Or make yourself known to one of the directors!
And never feel odd about stopping to pick up a piece of letter or a large branch, every little helps!
Thank you so much everybody!
Jo and the team of gardening volunteers.