Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Human Male Shrub and the Female Shrubette

His costume of straggly weeds is a far cry from the sleek outfits sported by traditional superheroes, yet his mission to transform neglected public gardens is just as admirable.
But now it seems that, like most crusaders, the green-fingered campaigner known only as the Human Shrub does not work alone.
Yesterday the gardener turned up at a shabby communal garden with a trusty sidekick – his wife, Mrs Shrub.

She arrived decked out in the trademark foliage suit, teamed with a bright pink apron and a tray of cherry bakewell tarts.
The pair had organized a party of volunteer gardeners to descend on the scruffy patch of land in Hubert Road in Colchester, Essex. The team – rounded up through social networking site Facebook – spent the morning sprucing up the patch, weeding and planting donated shrubs and flowers.


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