Well today should have been our clubs Open Gardens day. Unfortunately this was cancelled a few months back. So we thought we would provide a few updates of our Garden. The weather of late has not been so kind rather wet and windy. We haven’t kept up with as much maintenance as we would have liked to, however we have been reaping the benefits of harvesting many of the vegetables that have come on well because of the early good weather we had in April. We have already harvested a few cucumbers, tiny plum tomatoes. radishes, early potatoes, mange tout, lettuce, purple beans, courgettes and sweet heart cabbage. Most of these were eaten with home made quiche made with fresh eggs from our chickens. Carrots we tried again this year, we don’t get much success with them and again they are poor with Carrot fly. French beans have been very disappointing this year and not had a full picking yet. On the other hand our Grape vine and blackcurrants are looking great. We hope your garden is looking lovely and your harvesting is going well. Please post in the blog or send us your photos and we can add them for you.
It has been just over a month since our last post and with the lock down and good weather than has meant plenty of time in the garden. We have removed an old chicken coop and extended the garden railway. Put back our stepping stones in the lawn. The veg patch is fully planted, the potatoes are doing really well, the french beans and runners are all coming up, radishes, red cabbage and sweetheart cabbage. Tomatoes, cucumbers and chillies in the greenhouse growing on well. Stay Safe everyone.
We were asked for the first time to show our garden at the 2020 Open Gardens event. Unfortunately we had just started to get into the garden with some warmer weather when the lock down was imposed and many events including the Open Gardens was cancelled. However we thought we would share some photos with you of our new vegetable garden, 25 year old forsythia bonsai in full bloom, Acers beginning to come into leaf, and those naughty gnomes. We will update you on progress in the coming months. If you would like to share photos of your garden on this blog, please email the photos to the administrators, Bob, Barry, Jackie or myself. Many Thanks.
The society has cancelled the following events.
- April & May members meetings including the Spring Show.
- 2020 Outings Programme, cancelled in its entirety at this moment in time.
- 2020 Open Gardens event in July.
- Plant Fair in May.
If the current situation improves we will revisit the programme in the coming months.