Please make a date in your diaries for Sunday October 22nd. We'll shortly be posting details of a special end of season event to be held in the Community Garden at 3 pm, but before then we'd like your help in clearing the beds of weed for the winter. Can you give an hour of your time from 2 till 3 to join us in putting the garden to bed? It would be very much appreciated and there will be refreshments and fun to follow. Watch this space for further news.
More details of the Winter Festival being posted soon, and for those who would like to give a hand on maintaining our Community Garden, just to clarify:
The date is Sunday October 22nd
We need help with weeding and digging.
Times: from 10 am onwards but if you come in the afternoon then there will be hot refreshments at 3 pm, free to all, but a donation to the Community Garden fund, to help with future construction of paths and arbour, would be very much appreciated.
You will have noticed notices cropping up all over the America Lane Site!
Firstly a "Call to Arms REVISION_01.pdf (16.68 KB)" - please come and help us weed and tidy the community garden so that it is neat and tidy going into winter and ready to rumble come the Spring! Date: Sunday October 22nd Time: 2-3pm. As many of you as possible would be appreciated.... and as a reward... stay on for -
A "Winter Festival-pumpkins.pdf (532.84 KB)". Join us to celebrate the Harvest and the end of a successful year on the Allotment site. Bring a carved pumpkin (with tea light candle), weird shaped vegetables and any fresh seeds good for swapping! Prizes available for the most creative vegetables and of course refreshments. Date: SUnday 22nd October. Time: 3-4pm
End a productive afternoon with a glass of mulled wine, tea or coffee and some home baked delicacies.
Our tradition of really fine weather for group gatherings on the plot more than held up yesterday. A day after high winds and rain lashing down we had a fine morning followed by a lovely, warm afternoon. Perfect weather for the weeding and maintenance of the plot and even better for the food and drink that followed.
Thanks first to all those who helped: to the Purvis family, braving thorns and brambles and sharing cider made from the apples in the garden; to Gareth for valiant efforts hoeing through the wet soil; to Gill for waging war on the bindeweed and making the left-hand rear quadrant bed hers in perpetuity; to Andrew for strimming, edging, laying down the paving slabs in what will now be our barbecue area; to Andrew's wife Janet for popcorn, mince pies and cakes; to our friend Pat Thurston for once again visiting us and being press-ganged into weeding; to Jane for masterminding the whole affair, providing mulled wine and cheese straws and for providing pumpkins in various guises; and to Pat Crump for parsnip soup, sausage rolls and pics.
Thanks to all these efforts the Garden can now winter well and we look forward to replanting next spring.
There were pumpkins on display in various sizes and carvings but there was one obvious prizewinner!