Welcome to the Secret Garden South of Bobber's Mill Bridge in Nottingham

Welcome to Windmill Community Gardens, home of the Climate Friendly Gardeners Project.

We are a group of local people, who are nurturing a wonderful community garden in the heart of the city. You'll find us just South of Bobbersmill Bridge, on the allotment site at the South end of Ascot Road. 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 February 2011

Thursday 3rd of February - Retail therapy, allotment style

Today was a nice mix. We began by working to remove old flaking paint from the tall raised beds. These beds are really high, which makes them great for folk in wheelchairs, or anyone with a bad back. It also makes the sides of the beds perfect for murals, which is great, as we have an offer of willing and skilled labour to paint some! A group of art students from New College Nottingham will be joining us in 3 weeks to create something wonderful, but that means that they need sound paint to put the artwork on. So - wire brushed and sandpaper were applied with gusto until we could feel muscles in places we didn't know we had.

There was a respite. We took a quick trip to Cossall to see Phil Corbett at Cool Temperate - a brilliant local tree nursery that has a huge variety of tree fruit and soft fruit. We'll have a fruit cage in the new plan, so we had a lot of fun rounding up some really good varieties of gooseberry, currant, raspberry and blackberry. The new arrivals are all safely potted up and waiting for us to dig over the area for the fruit cage. Watch this space!

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