Well we have all seen the weather forecast for the next few weeks – sun, sun, sun!
The Garden is basking in the warmth and is a lovely place to spend an afternoon so come and see us. Our strawberry beds are studded with delicious sweet fruit, the gooseberry bushes are bowed down by the weight of fruit on their branches and the loganberries are swelling ruby-red in the sunshine. We have delicious fresh salad leaves in the raised beds and summer spinach, onions and garlic ready to harvest. Tomatoes are ripening in the polytunnel and we hope to earth up some new potatoes this weekend as well.
We have been playing boules in our R&R area and snipping fragrant herbs from the herb bed. Our bees are settling happily into their new home in a corner of the Orchard and are making forays down to the ornamental front section which is alive with colour and interest. As many of you know, this front section has been the last area for us to tackle but after a lot of attention from gaffer Niall and his tireless workers, the beds are now full of gorgeous cottage garden flowers – lupins, cornflowers, snapdragons and the side beds are full of wildflowers. We have a couple of benches in this section as well.
So remember although the garden is here for work and exercise it’s also here for good food, relaxation and enjoyment. So even if you just want to visit us this weekend with nothing more than a book or a picnic you would be very welcome. And for those of you who are not members you are very welcome to take some produce in exchange for a donation to the garden. So don’t do all your vegetable shopping in the supermarket this weekend – get some salads and a bouquet garni from us.
And to our tree sponsors we'd like to extend a particular invitation - it's the perfect time to come and see how your tree is thriving. The orchard is a peaceful, lovely spot to visit and whilst the blossom has now gone the trees are all in leaf and we are seeing lots of fruit on the branches as well.
See you soon and happy gardening!
The SCG Committee