A left-over onion – or is it a leek?
We also have sweet peas by the gate : the more we pick the more they’ll keep flowering
On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June, Bruce and Adam finished making the box seats which are now inside the shed ready to store things in and for sitting on!
The photo below shows what they look like. The box seats are made from 80% reclaimed wood, which we were given by a local building site in Petersfield in 2014 and would have otherwise been thrown away in a skip.
We took £77 and talked to lots of people at this afternoon’s Green Fair. Thanks to all involved.
On 28 April, we had a visit from a local brownie group
they’ll be coming regularly as part of their ‘gardener’ badge.
We also have older members too:
On Sunday, a dozen of us came to a willow workshop led by Hilary of Hangers Garden Group. She brought hazel boughs, home grown willow, and commercially grown willow wands from Somerset for us to use.
At this time of year, the wands are very pliable, and can be made more so by working them between your thumbs. The basic building block is a hoop made by curving a wand back on itself and then winding the end round and round. This can then be used to stabilise hazel rods, and the whole strengthened by weaving more wands between the rods
By the end of the afternoon we had a number of willow structures for future use
We’ve now taken delivery of some new bike stands, courtesy of S Downs National Park. They are designed as planters, with the weight of the soil holding the bikes steady
They were tried out on Sunday at the willow workshop for the first time
On Saturday 21 March, we took part in Big Dig 2015. On a cold grey day we had a steady stream of visitors and made a start on some key garden projects with their help.