Garden Club members have spent several sunny Friday mornings clearing the Forest Garden and rediscovering forgotten plants amongst the undergrowth. It’s been instructive to see how the garden has evolved over the past year with minimal human intervention. Some plants have held their own while others have disappeared amongst the more vigorous weeds around them. As we cleared one sheltered spot of nettles and brambles, the unmistakable scent of mint hung in the air, reminding us of the mint that was planted several years ago.
Today another bunch of willing employees from local building components company Crane, joined our Garden Club regulars to tame the weeds in the Forest Garden ready for our Open Day on Sunday. Luckily they had good weather and really seemed to enjoy their morning. Well done guys and thank you!
We hope to see you and your families on Sunday when we host our Open Day, Bake Off and Fun Dog Show on Ransom's Rec.
On April's activity Sunday, volunteers spent the morning planting unusual edibles in our Forest Garden. These included a couple of Apricots - one Tomcot which is a late-blossoming variety and one Orange Summer, which fruits later than most apricots. The beauty of these later-flowering varieties is that they come out after the early frosts and therefore have a better chance of being pollinated and producing actual fruit!