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
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.
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