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 25 September 2014

Still feels like Summer!

Today was a bit quieter compared to last week with 2 school parties, but we still managed to get plenty of work done. The main job was a big harvest, as the tomatoes are still going strong, and we want to make some nice things with them. We also have a respectable crop of beans, plenty of the nice, small and very tasty Celebration squashes, and the "Summer Sprouting" broccoli finally decided to do what it was supposed to, so we had a few heads of that.

Rebecca visited on Monday and collected
some of our wonderful fresh veg.
Guy continued with his mission to beat back the brambles that are trying to take over the orchard. He is off to do some training shortly, so we wish him luck, and thank him for the hard work, which has made a big difference.

One big job to do at this time of year is seed collecting. We have a great crop of different flower seeds, as well as seeding radish, saag, callaloo, beans and peas. Joyce and Tracey had a good time with this, though with the saag, we had left it a little late as the pods were already popping. We predict the crop will be huge next year - probably all over the path and on the floor of the polytunnel!

We also picked a "selection box" of goodies to deliver to the Dunkirk Lenton Partnership. These will be used to create lovely food at Crocus Cafe for their free meals on Tuesday evenings.

A goody box for Crocus, + some of our pumpkins

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