More than forty people joined us for our third annual wassailing in the orchard area, with Sue’s apple cake, some cider made from fruit from the tree on the allotment boundary with Waterworks Road and other refreshments ably overseen by Amanda
The Petersfield Community Choir joined us again to sing a number of traditional wassailing songs.
Emily and Keith then gave a practical demonstration of pruning our apple trees, cutting out damaged wood and crossing branches, and trying to encourage an ideal goblet shape.
Sheet Brownies have visited us again. On Tuesday 29 September they harvested some of the sweetcorn they planted earlier this year, and roasted the cobs over a fire in the fire pit. They’re planning some other visits, including some star gazing later in the year when its clear
We had a stall at the Lavant Street market on Sunday 4th, selling books and some produce to fund-raise, and talk about the garden. A sunny day led to a steady stream of visitors.
We raised £110.30, and twenty people tried their luck at guessing the weight of one of our pumpkins. It weighed 3.945 kg (8lb 11oz): the nearest guess was 3.6 kg and the winner will receive their prize – the pumpkin – in the next few days