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?

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

All thawed out and back to reality

After the icy conditions of the previous week, today there was very little sign that the snow had been there at all - what a difference a week makes!

Craig did a brilliant job of covering the session in Tracey's absence and was joined by Ellis, Dan, Chris, Rosy and Philippa to resume the usual duties involving planting, weeding and bed tidying.

The first task involved planting some of the seeds which could be sown as early as February and labelling them according to type. They included many different types of vegetables and fruit in anticipation for a (hopefully) bumper crop come the summer. The other major planting task was to prepare and transplant all the strawberry plants from the runners of the previous year and relocate them to the polytunnel.


The warmer conditions also meant that we could resume any maintenance task around the site including weeding and tidying the beds ready for planting and also watering any plants which needed it.

Finally we began to discuss plans for the Steering Group - this will involve volunteers from the allotment teaming together to help run sessions independently when Tracey is unable to attend and this may include sessions over weekends. Plans for tasks which should take place in future sessions were also discussed.

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