Sunday, 19 May 2019

The lavender in the communal herb planter was looking good today

Watering my strawberries before they dry out

Free spotter sheets from the Wildlife Trusts Wildlife Watch

If you are looking for something a little different to do or want to explore nature when you are out and about perhaps you will find these free to download spotter sheets from the Wildlife Watch useful and interesting. They cover a large variety of species including flowers, birds, butterflies, trees and mini beasts and habitats such as meadows, hedgerows and the shoreline. The sheets can be downloaded from the Wildlife Watch website here.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

A little tlc for some of our hand tools

The project has been very grateful of the funding it has received over the years which has enabled us to purchase a comprehensive range of garden hand tools, power tools and other gardening supplies and we always try to keep them in good condition.

Looking forward to watching these seedling grown by some of our service users develop through the growing season

Friday, 17 May 2019

Enjoying the sun, the wildlife and some small tasks

Out in the sun, enjoying some of the wildflowers that have begun flowering, transplanting some more strawberries, dusting down a few tools and applying some maintenance spray.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Membership opportunity

Throughout the life of the project we have always valued the contribution of the many individuals and organisation who have played a crucial part in delivering the project. This also includes directors and members of Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC who have come on gone and always offered excellent to the running of the company and project as a whole. In an effort to help keep the project as current as possible we have always kept membership of the CIC open to all. If you would like to join us and become a valued member of the CIC and possible add fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the project a membership form is provided below. Thank you.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Helping our wildflowers by thinning out some of the grass on the wildlife friendly banking

Thinning out the different varieties of grass on the wildlife friendly area will help our wildflowers such as ox eye daisy, birds foot trefoil, lady"s mantle, common toad flax, burnet, creeping buttercup and yellow rattle. The yellow rattle is also of great benefit in suppressing grasses as it is semi parasitic feeding on the nutrients on grasses

A good time to be sowing vegetables such as beetroot and carrots

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Free growing guides from Garden Organic

Free easy to follow growing guides from Garden Organic covering a variety of vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and fruit.

Each individual guide is set out with growing instructions, growing calendar and facts and figures to help improve your growing success.

The growing guides can be downloaded from the Garden Organic website here.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Exploring Barrows beautiful places

Funding for repairs to the poly tunnel confirmed

"After recent on site vandalism at Green Heart Den resulting in extensive poly tunnel damage we are pleased to report that funding has been secured to re-cover the poly tunnel and replace and secure both doors" Ged Pickersgill project coordinator.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Tips and advice for growing vegetables

If you are looking for some inspiration or perhaps some advice on growing fruit and vegetables Gardeners World has produced tips and advice for growing fruit and vegetables on their website. Their pages can be viewed by following the links below.