Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Old Town Garden: Last days of summer

The leeks are looking really good since the mulch has been applied.
I mulched around the chillis and other areas with some grass clippings. This will help keep moisture in. September has
been so dry the ground is parched.
The rocket I sowed has come up as well as some mizuna and mixed Chinese leaves.
The fruit trees are laden with fruit at this time of year.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Creating a Community Garden

This is the plan I created for the first Community Garden in Hastings. I worked from the sketches of my colleague Joel, who designed the garden and has instigated the whole project. I started working on it as a volunteer in Feb 2009. We are waiting for Lottery funding to complete the hard landscaping and have had to make the most of not having the design completed.

April 2009
Here is a panoramic view of the site with the fruit trees and bushes planted on the left and right banks. Planted with apples, gooseberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and figs.

May 2009
Volunteers lend a hand preparing the first vegetable bed by digging off the top layer of grass and turning it over.

This is my two year old son who has been with me as I worked on the garden. The newly planted raspberry canes are being mulched with cardboard to keep down weeds before being covered over with hay.

The poster I created with my husband to advertise the garden.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Old Town Garden: tidy up

I've been emptying the compost bin and mulching the veg in the potager after weeding and watering. I also trimmed the grass edging. I love making the garden look tidy.

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