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|
|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!