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Archive for October, 2014

25th October

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Dug over the Cavendish bed ready to sow seeds later on in the year.  Cut back some poplar shoots near the Cavendish bed. Pauline Beecham and Marion worked on the herb garden.  Could do with 1 or 2 strong men to help dig out some of the plants.

21st October

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Carl – litter picker extraordinaire, was dismayed to find that someone had been smashing beer bottles and putting them upside down in the ground so that the sharp bit was pointing up by the Figure of 8 pond.

18th October

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Dug out poplars and Japonica roots (very tough) out of the Cavendish Bay in readiness for wild flower planting.  Some did litter picking too. Haven’t been for a while.  Had a good time helping out.  It was good to be back with the gang.  Hopefully I have helped to make the Warriors Rest look better. […]

15th October

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Edward Kemp Community Garden and Growing Area Liz and Mike picked the remaining tomatoes and beetroot and then removed the plants.  The tomatoes will be stored ready for Maureen to create her delicious chutney. Steve and Joe worked on clearing their plot even though it started raining!

15th October

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Weeding Warriors Rest and sowing wild flower seeds.  Litter around the lake cleared up and general litter picking.

11th October

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Edward Kemp Community Garden and Growing Area – Apple Picking and Bulb Planting Day Gill’s grandson enjoyed picking apples, crushing, pressing and finally drinking the apple juice. The apples go in A quick turn and the result! Steve C brought a bag of apples to add to the crushing and planted some bulbs as well.  Sheila’s […]

11th October

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Continued clearing the Warriors Rest bed, forking it over and getting rid of nettles and docks.  Others litter picked around the lake.  Tina and Mike’s 9 month old granddaughter came for a first inspection.  She gave us 7 out of 10 – must try harder!!!

8th October

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Edward Kemp Community Garden and Growing Area All the rubbish was taken to the tip (thank to Ian)  in preparation for the Apple Picking/Bulb Planting Open Day on Saturday.  Danny constructed more compost bins out of crates dropped off by a passer by!  Chris came to meet us and hopes to start next week.  Mike […]

8th October

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Work took place at the Warriors Rest area, beside the Upper Lake again – cutting back and clearing the overgrowth as well as turning the soil over.

4th October

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

It was a miserable morning but that didn’t deter the volunteers.  They removed the rose bushes and transplanted them and carried on preparing the ground for the wildflower seeds at the Warriors Rest, Upper Lake.