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, 10 October 2013

Hard work and lovely grub

We had a great session at windmill today. Lots of hard work from lots of volunteers meant that we managed to clear the annuals (and yes, we admit it, a fair few weeds), from the sensory bed in the orchard.

Hassan plants wild strawberries along the edge of the bed

It's the perfect time to do this work. It lets us spot weed out unwanted stuff and opens up the ground for the annual wildflowers that like disturbed ground. Then we add in extra wildflower bulbs, and more annual seeds from plants like poppies and marigolds. These can often get a great head start by sowing at this time of year while the soil is still warm. It's worth sowing now, then sowing again in Spring, so that you get a longer flowering season, and even happier bees. We've also added to the lavender hedge and the wild strawberries that we edge the paths with. Add to that our gorgeous tuned wind chimes, and all five senses are well catered for.

Chris enjoys a well-earned cup of tea in the
polytunnel.
Speaking of catering, we managed to serve up a 3 course lunch today! Lots of things are coming to an end, but that helped us to make a delicious Spanish omelette with a little of everything thrown in. We added fried green tomatoes to that, after the rave reviews they got last week, and finished off the meal with some of our Autumn raspberries which are really getting going this year.

Fried green tomatoes anyone?

Are they good? Carrie thinks so!

Thanks to Hassan, Chris, Carrie, Guy, Anna and Annette for all your hard work. See you next week!  

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