The challenge of weeds

With all this rain – and now warm weather – the weeds have been growing like crazy. I seem to spend all of my time hoeing and hand weeding. So imagine my delight when I saw how effective it was using a rotovator to clear  very weedy bed.

When the photograph above was taken Paul had been working for about 5 minutes. He managed to clear the bed in under 10 minutes, but then went over it to make sure everything was chopped up. Three days later and there are no signs of weeds – in fact it looks like the perfect tool for clearing large areas relatively quickly.

I might give it a go someday soon!

Bye for now


We’ve got the Green Flag… again!


Green Flag Community Flag flying over the office

Just thought I’d let you know that we’ve been awarded the Green Flag Community Award for the 11th year running for having a quality green space.  We’re really pleased that the hard work of the volunteers who run the site and the plot holders has been recognised.

If you haven’t been down to see for yourself, now’s the time… despite our atrocious wet and miserable summer we have lots of flowers, fruit and vegetables growing and the wildlife garden is looking great.

New flowerbed outside Clubhouse

Hope to see you soon.


Fantastic Open Day!

I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to everybody who helped make our Open Day last Sunday such a fantastic day, either by helping out/performing/talking to visitors or visiting us.

There were so many fantastic moments; from the North Wood Morris Men and Old Palace Clog dancing, admiring the handiwork of our face painter on the little faces running around, the home made cakes, cheap plants and much more. But my favourite moment was when Clive emptied a box of bees in front of their new hive. The audience gasped!

Here are a few more snaps –  a video compilation is on YouTube.

North Wood Morris Men


Old Palace Clog