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 11 September 2014

Jam Tomorrow, Sweat Today

Today we started a long overdue process - renewing the strawberry bed, or rather the strawberry, couch grass and bindweed bed, as we ought to call it. Strawberries gradually get less productive as they get older, so it's a good idea to renew them after 3 or 4 years. Our bed has been in place for 4 years, and it was getting very crowded, so the obvious solution was a whole-scale clear out.

Hassan works to remove the old strawberry plants

The team did a great job, digging out the plants, and then sorting them out into rooted runners and old plants.

Mark takes a break from sorting strawberries, Brian takes
a break from ceiling fixing.

Meanwhile, Brian did sterling work making sure the ceiling in the shed doesn't fall down, and Guy helped to make a lunch of Spanish Omlette, which we enjoyed with fresh bread in the sunshine. Sometimes it doesn't feel like work at all at Windmill...

Guy cooking the veg to go in the Spanish omelette

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