Image showing allotments by SallyB2
Carpet-bed flower arrangements such as these are not cheap but certainly cheerful, fittingly local and loving ways to commemorate the people who make a difference but don't get front page news for every effort. Have a peep at some of them yourself: go to the Rooted in the Earth website for the who, what, where, when and why of this cheerful project about tributes.
And if gardening gets you excited, we hear of some delightful joined-up thinking in Wandsworth. Waiting lists for allotments are long but current elderly allotment holders aren't all able to care for their bits of land... so Age Concern and Wandsworth council have started to match those on the waiting lists with those who need a bit of gardening help in the Garden Partners scheme. Spoils from planting are shared, as are the vigours of gardening and allotment envy is alleviated with the offer of friendship and helpfulness in the mix too. Allotments, gardeners, friendliness and helpfulness WIN.