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, 17 February 2011

17th February - Lots of Painting!

It's been a busy week at Windmill, as we've been pushing to get things ready for the student volunteers coming next week to decorate the raised beds for us and to help put up the polytunnel.


A good job takes good preparation!

Jake and the team have had fun, having discovered that the space left for the polytunnel wasn't actually quite big enough, which has meant a lot more digging and possibly a few choice words being said. However, despite all the problems, they have managed to get most of the footings in ready for the big day on Wednesday.

On Thursday, we had a really nice crowd down, and all worked really hard to finish scraping off the raised beds and painting them with a base coat. Many thanks to Helen, Wayne, Hugh, Glenford, Amanda, Ray and Ellis who all did a brilliant job. We've used a low-toxicity Cuprinol garden paint for wood that doesn't have the vapours of gloss, and is matt, so it should give a good surface for the art work. It's also a preservative, so we'll let you know if it's as good as it says on the tin!

Hugh showing off his very useful electric sander, not to mention the crazy flourescent hood
Ellis posing for the camera while painting!
More sanding - groan!
Helen painting - and splattering her best outdoor coat and starry wellies in the process

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