Sunny and very productive February afternoons

New raised beds. At the end of the day the crocuses close up… we put signs up to remind people not to walk on the grass edges to the green.

New raised beds. At the end of the day the crocuses close up… we put signs up to remind people not to walk on the grass edges to the green.

We had a very productive Sunday and Monday - in the sun. Lots of people on Sunday - lots of vegan raspberry cake.

New shoots of rhubarb are another sign of Spring…

New shoots of rhubarb are another sign of Spring…

Some things we finished, which is always good:

  • Small signs and the potato planters, repainted with exterior blackboard paint - thanks Immy!

  • Living willow around the pond - patches finished, membrane pegged down, cuttings planted. Thanks to everyone who has worked on these over several weeks.

  • Three new raised beds, near Rosie the horse.

And others continued weeding, digging, raking…

The new ‘sticks’ are cuttings of pretty basketry willow, from a nearby allotment. We hope they will grow into the existing fence around the pond and eventually make a living deciduous hedge around it. They will have some bark mulches soon.

The new ‘sticks’ are cuttings of pretty basketry willow, from a nearby allotment. We hope they will grow into the existing fence around the pond and eventually make a living deciduous hedge around it. They will have some bark mulches soon.

We have started an informal survey of wildlife in and around the pond. Let us know if you spot anything. Just two waterboatmen on Sunday. But we found a small frog in the area where we are making the new raised beds - and put it back there after a bit of ‘show and tell’… we like frogs.

Lots of weeding between bulbs going on at the moment - thanks Louise!

Lots of weeding between bulbs going on at the moment - thanks Louise!