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 17 March 2011

Planting up the fruit cage - at last!

So after all our hard work over the last few weeks, we're now at the stage that we've been really looking forward to, and we have finally planted up the fruit cage. We've got red, white and black currants, gooseberries and thornless blackberries and a blackberry raspberry cross. We're also planting summer and autumn raspberries outside, and a specialised hazel nut tree.

Alison, Helen and Ellis did a great job, and the fruit cage now looks splendid, with a good top-dressing of compost. It's been so dry that we've had to water well. There's not much rain forecast. so we may have to water more if the leaves break soon.

The finished fruit cage with the bushes planted

Jake and the crew have also been hard at work, and the fedge is now looking splendid. We have even had compliments on it from passers-by! They've also started putting up the frame of the polytunnel, which is great, as we're raring to go with planting in there.

The polytunnel frame as constructed by Jake and the team

Some tomato plants which Helen grew from seed - they are even bigger than this now and ready to go in the polytunnel!

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