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 7 April 2011

Finally some planting!

Today at Windmill felt like a really good day, with lots of happy volunteers and nice weather. The lack of rain is a bit of a worry though, since we don't have the water turned on for the season yet, and stocks are running low.

Another group of volunteers from New College Nottingham came today - this time the group come from a Land course. We were delighted to give them a first taste of planting and weeding.  They've put in onions, garlic, shallots and potatoes for us, and done a great job of cleaning most of the remaining weeds from the beds.

We'd hoped to get the polytunnel properly erected today, but our expert, Mike, wasn't able to come, so whilst the NCN team were doing their bit, the regulars worked on putting in the footings for the polytunnel in their final positions. This isn't easy as the site isn't at all level - neither side to side, nor front to back, and we have to get the poles in absolutely vertical in order to be able to slot on the hoops and perfectly in line. We managed it in the end, with difficulty, and also fitted in some watering as well, so hopefully the meadow seed we sowed last week will survive well enough to give the couch grass and bindweed a good fight!

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