Oh, OK, that should say guerrillas. Let me explain:
(To the rest of the group - not one of you has noticed my sneaky addition to Annabel's name at the top of this blog. She's far too modest to show off but I will on her behalf. Annabel, I will have to drop the title from the blog though, you're making the rest of us look inferior).
Back to the story...
Most of us Brits this weekend have been joining in celebrations for the Jubilee and as you might have seen from Linda's blog, have had to make do with cardboard cut-outs of the Queen. Not so for Annabel who along with her guerrilla gardening buddies have been mixing it with Her Majesty for real. For several years now Annabel and her friends have been swooping into the less than pretty areas of Leamington Spa, tidying up the mess and beautifying them with wonderful planting schemes. All this in their own time, with no reward other than the satisfaction of making the town a nicer place to be. The brilliant news is that their efforts have not gone unnoticed and they have been awarded The Queen Award for Voluntary Service (The MBE for groups) which was presented by The Queen at Buckingham Palace.
If you'd like to read more about what she's been up to and see photos of the gardens they've created do head over to Annabel's blog.