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 14 November 2013

Preparing for Winter and Another Break-in!

We are getting pretty fed up of the two-legged rats that run around our area. We had yet another break in over the weekend! As usual, only a few things disappeared, but we'd just tidied the shed, so it was a real come-down to see the stuff all moved about in there. We think we've managed to solve the problem, so hopefully we are secure again, but it's still not the best way to start a week.

The good news was that our volunteers did another great session's work, and the result is a nicely weeded and mulched path around the keyhole bed, one set of polytunnel doors with their Winter plastic  neatly tacked on, cleared polytunnel beds and a new roller-vent system in place at the side of the tunnel.

We also discovered when we lifted it, that the horned cucumber had been hiding a very healthy crop, so various volunteers are taking them home to try. Tracey has the original one ripening in a fruit bowl at home, so we'll soon find out if they really do taste of melon and banana when they are ripe.

Tracey turned up with a pan of soup made from our sweet potatoes, potatoes, onions and carrots which went down a treat. Now we just need to hope we can finish battening down the hatches before the promised "big freeze" really sets in!

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