We’ve also done some workshops on winter pruning and on lawn care. Just when we thought spring was making an appearance and we could growing, we were hit by ‘The Beast from the East’. It was bitter cold but amazingly some of our gardeners still came along to clear up and carry on with their woodwork projects.
This winter we’ve also been adapting the middle greenhouse - finishing the raised beds and adjusting the staging to make it more accessible. In the next few weeks we will start using the space to produce hanging baskets for sale to raise funds for the project as well as growing crops for the gardeners to share – peppers, cucumbers, chillies, tomatoes to name a few.
Sadly, another wall in the park collapsed before Christmas and our garden has been left more open in evenings and weekends. So for the first time in the four years we’ve been on site, we’ve had some problems with vandalism. It is dispiriting and has set back some of our plans but we put right any damage immediately and are soon up and running again. The police are coming to gather some evidence and give us tips on making the garden more secure. Hopefully, once the council put up the new (temporary) fence, it should make it harder to get in.