Wassailing 2018

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New year

Another year starts in the garden, and we’re hard at work moving compost bins to make way for our new ‘social shed’

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Its also time to prune out old raspberry and tayberry canes, tied in to the supports, and tie in this year’s fruiting canes, currently straggling over the path

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We’ve also been taking out some of the tree lupins in the prairie garden

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August Bank Holiday stall

Our stall in Rams Walk, as part of the Petersfield Festival, selling books, bric a brac, plants and jam, and raising awareness about the Garden. We also had a flying visit from Adam, back south from Norfolk

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The Garden in April

Things are moving and stirring for another year in the Garden. Plum blossom has now almost finished and apple blossom is about to bloom
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The Tayberries and Loganberries have started new growth, and the first ladybirds have appeared

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Meanwhile we’ve been active: here are Sue & Louise planting onion sets

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while seedlings in the greenhouse are coming up:

Community Garden in april

Wassailing

Despite almost continuous rain, twenty of us came to the garden today for what has become the traditional start to our year: wassailing the trees in the orchard prior to pruning them.

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Once again we had the Petersfield community choir to help us sing

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followed by some instruction in pruning the apple trees

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Parts of the garden are **very** water logged :)

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Upcoming tasks

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We’ll be busy at the garden this Sunday from 2pm.  Here’s a flavour of what’s on offer:

  • picking vegetables and sweet peas
  • harvesting onions
  • a little weeding for those who fancy it
  • sowing a few seeds of spinach, chard and lamb’s lettuce.

Join us if you can.