I’m feeling a bit stiff today, thanks to a day spent planting trees yesterday as part of the Blondin Park Community Tree Planting Day. About forty or fifty volunteers turned up on a chilly Sunday morning to plant fruit trees which included hazel, apple, mulberry, fig and quince, provided through a grant from the London Tree and Woodland Grant Scheme. We were well fortified for our efforts with soup and hot chocolate by the Friends of Blondin Park. It’s a while since I’ve got up that early and been that energetic on a Sunday, but it was well worth the effort! Blondin Park runs a ‘pick your own’ scheme for local residents, so next year I look forward to going back and reaping some of the fruits of my labours.