Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hard Work Party!

Thanks to the terrific effort made by a team of valliant gardeners this morning, we managed to clear weeds from three of the rose beds, and do some deadheading along the way. Before and after pictures provided below!

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A call for cardboard

Just a quick note – the compost is looking a bit wet (with a few flies – ew) and so it could do with a bit more cardboard in there, egg boxes make perfect cardboard composting material. Much better detail … Continue reading

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The community compost scheme is in The Argus

At our monthly munch on Saturday a journalist came down to talk to us about the scheme.  It’s pretty simple: local residents join the scheme, get given a caddy, then they bring their scraps and paper to the compost bins … Continue reading

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Why is there straw all over the garden?

The garden has been designed to need as little maintenance as possible.  The straw helps because it results in less wedding, less watering (not that we need help with that right now) and adding organic matter to the soil. The … Continue reading

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July’s Monthly Munch

On Saturday we had our first Monthly Munch.  These are a series of events that we will be running in the garden over the next few months.  The idea is to enjoy the garden and to learn more about growing … Continue reading

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Garden Work Parties

Lots to do (as you have probably noticed). It’s an almost endless battle with the weeds. And many of the roses now need deadheading if they are to have a second flowering. Forthcoming work parties, all on Saturdays, 10.30 – … Continue reading

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