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?

Saturday, 5 March 2011

3rd March - More volunteers, much digging!

Today started very cold and stayed that way, but we needed to dig over the area in preparation for the fruit cage and the soft fruit so that kept us warm.

We braved the cold and got a lot done, with some new arrivals helping to get things moving quickly. Thanks to Alison and Jennie, who did sterling work alongside Matt, Wayne, Ellise, Simon and Adam. Helen also did a brilliant job, re-homing some orphaned daffodil bulbs we've been given in the wild garden.


Ian and Daniel removing some of the compost from the car park to put in the fruit patch
The digging was, as always here, more like archaeology. We found all kinds of debris, including lots of landscape fabric that had become buried under the grass, and a large concrete and brick construction that isn't in a helpful place. We hope to move this next week, as we need to plant the fruit bushes as soon as possible. If you feel like doing some good exercise, why not come next week and see what we're up to?
The group is delighted to discover more landscape fabric under the weeds.
It was also a similar story planting the daffodill bulbs. Lots of bricks, tiles and landscape fabric, and that's in addition to the very annoying carpeting ivy which make digging a challenge! The bulbs will be relieved to have a home though so it is well worth the work - Helen.

Helen posing with the trusty new bulb planter!

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