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, 12 July 2012

Harvests and Memories on Thursday

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
broad-bean harvest.

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.


Tracey and Mark ease the tree into the hole.


Rosy was on hand to water the tree in.


Dan and his Dad with the memorial peach tree





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