Just sending you an update about your Community Garden. The sun has finally decided to shine so we wanted to remind you that we're here, ready and waiting for some visitors (and workers)!
Remember that even on days when it doesn't look too promising the garden is a sheltered spot so it's always a lot warmer and not nearly as breezy as it is outside the walls.
As most of you know from the news the farmers (and gardeners) have been suffering a very slow spring and everything is taking longer to grow. But over the past couple of weeks things have finally picked up and the beds are getting green. The last few months have seen us planting beans and carrots, potatoes and turnips, salad leaves and this year, lots and lots of flowers.
Our strawberries are ripening in the polytunnel, the herb garden is fragrant and lush once more and our rhubarb is thriving. Our beautiful heritage orchard is currently awash with blossoms (see pic above) and the front section beds are stirring into life.
The garden is doing wonderfully but as always, many hands make light work. Now that the weather is improving we hope to welcome lots of you back to the plot and we have a huge range of different things to do from potting on to planting to a bit of gentle weeding. Remember, kids, grandkids, nephews and nieces are all welcome too - they are especially useful for picking dandelion heads!
If you haven't been for a while you'll see quite a few changes. We hope to welcome bees into the garden later in the summer and an apiary has been built for them. So come and see this and what else we have been up to.
If you can't make it up you can still help us out by keeping an eye out and ear open for any useful materials other people are throwing away. Lots of people are replacing their decking and the timber would be hugely useful for us in making more raised beds so please consider donating it to the garden if you are planning a garden makeover.
Equally so, bamboo canes, watering cans, old wheelbarrows and any other manner of battered but still useable garden items will be gratefully received. Your junk could be our treasure so drop us an email to see if we can take something off your hands.
Enjoy the lovely summer sunshine and hope to see you all soon in the garden!
The SCG Committee