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Marden Codgers Planters

Funded on Spacehive 6 June 2017

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Marden Codgers Planters

Marden Codgers Planters

Marden Square Sheltered Housing Unit By Marden Square Sheltered Housing Unit

Last year we inherited planters will terrible soil condition but managed considerable plantings of shrubs and wildflowers. The end result changed a bombsite into a beautiful display.

Southwark Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 06 Jun 2017!

We are confident of reappearance of last years flowers and the shrubs have over wintered well with insignificant losses. Our hope is to receive aid from Veolia in the form of 700 kilos compost to upgrade our soil and sustain healthy plant growth. Last years efforts encouraged bees, butterflys and wild birds to come visit, things we had never seen in our square before.

What we'll deliver:

  • Spread at least 700 kilos compost made from reclaimed materials

Why it's a great idea:

All 180 households benefit from a beautiful display of colour, respect for the the work and lovely results is gradually bringing our whole four squares community together and this year we have been able to supply seeds from our stocks to benefit other communal areas on the estate.

Steps to get it done:

  • get compost

The planters are all located in the sheltered housing unit. Our plans this year include provision of a new rose garden and planting, spreading, weeding services hopefully will be financed by Cleaner Greener Safer, however provision of soil enrichment will only help the planters mature and improve in the years to come. The planters are overlooked by most residents on upper floors and those residents at the same level always welcome to come and admire them.

Location Southwark

About the space

Planters on Podium to rear of 22 - 34 Marden Square (Sheltered Housing Unit)


London Borough of Southwark

How will the money be spent?Total £1,945

plants, tools, labour & design - £1,860 (96%)
soil improver - £85 (4%)
Other - £0 (0%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

plants, tools, labour & design
soil improver

Total £1,945

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  • 700 kilos of compost

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