Not your gar­den va­ri­ety St John’s de­pot

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

Ev­ery­thing is com­ing up roses – or petu­nias, rather – at Har­vey’s St John Am­bu­lance sub-cen­tre.

Luigi Lam­berto vol­un­teers his time daily to tend to the gar­den beds at the de­pot, grow­ing petu­nias and kan­ga­roo paws grown from seed each year.

Sub-cen­tre chair­man Chris Sabourne said Mr Lam­berto did a great job.

“The proof is in the pud­ding,” he said.

“He re­ally does an awe­some job.”

Ten year’s ago, af­ter run­ning the Yar­loop ser­vice sta­tion for 34 years, Mr Lam­berto re­tired and moved to Har­vey but has been un­able to slow down.

Af­ter years of creat­ing his own re­mark­able gar­den on Uduc Road, five years ago Mr Lam­berto de­cided to of­fer a help­ing hand to the town’s St John Am­bu­lance cen­tre.

“I love gar­den­ing,” Mr Lam­berto said. “You have to do it every day.” Mr Lam­berto said he was happy when he was out in the gar­den. “I can’t stop work­ing,” he said. “They say when you stop, you die. Well I want to die happy.”

Pic­ture: Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

Luigi Lam­berto shows Har­vey St John Am­bu­lance sub-cen­tre chair­man Chris Sabourne a few tips on gar­den­ing.

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