Thursday gave us such lovely weather that we felt quite privileged to be able to enjoy it outside in the beautiful setting of Windmill Community Gardens. Chris made sure we stopped to appreciate how good the sky looked - so thanks Chris!
|A memento of today's sky for Chris|
Quite a bit of the session was involved with harvesting. We have strawberries, peas, broad beans, lettuces and onions all ready, so that took quite a while. Rosy also took the time to put some seed aside from the rainbow chard, so we'll give that a try, once it's fully ripe, and since it was a dry day, Mark harvested some herbs for us, which we're hoping to use for flavouring salt, sugar, vinegar and oil.
|Give peas a chance!|
|Rosy taking the seeds off the chard|
|Chris's patience was finally rewarded with a|
Later, Dan's Dad arrived to witness the planting of a peach tree in honour of Dan's Granny who sadly died last year. The tree is near Paula's bench in the orchard area, so it should be a great sight for anyone sitting there, and we're hopeful that the nice sheltered location with afternoon sun will be ideal.
We hope we've given it a good start, with beneficial fungal powder and blood, fish and bone meal, and a stake to stop it rocking so it can root well.