Welcome to the Secret Garden behind Bobber's Mill in Nottingham

Welcome to Windmill Community Gardens, home of the Climate Friendly Gardeners Project.

We are a group of local people, helped by Groundwork Greater Nottingham, who are resurrecting a wonderful community garden in the heart of the city. You'll find us at the South end of Ascot Road, near Collins Cash and Carry. The Gardens are a great place where anyone can come to find out more about growing their own food in a changing climate. We cater for all abilities and welcome any nationality or age group.

Why not come and join us?

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Hard work!

Today, we had hoped to paint some of the raised beds, but the weather wasn't on our side, and we were a bit low in numbers, with only 4 of us all together. In the end, we spent most of the time wire-brushing and sanding the beds we hadn't got round to last time, and even with frequent breaks, we were all exhausted, because it definitely uses muscles that don't normally get much of a work out. In fact, typing this, my forearms are protesting!

When the muscles gave up, we went to work on the area that will hold the fruit cage. The good news is that it will fit! The bad news is that the ground is in need of a lot of attention. Still, we'll all be a lot fitter when we've finished.

We ended with a quick tidy up which has left the place looking much better. It's starting to feel as if we're on the home strait. Helen certainly thought so - she's already thinking about what it will look like in Summer.

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