Have you seen the new plots that have been created? The Committee had a digger in last week to create new plots where the Christmas trees used to be, by the chicken run and also along the river bank (see picture).
It doesn’t look much now, but the soil is good and I’m sure they’ll be full of colour and produce in the summer!
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.
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.