Hail... a small army of barrowers!

What an extraordinary afternoon. Two of us got verily hailed on cycling to the garden, assuming no-one else was silly enough to join us.

But we ended up with six willing volunteers and two tea drinkers and got masses done.

At one point we had to take cover as another hailstorm deposited a layer of icy pearls all over the garden - and they also bounced into the club hut where we were scoffing cake and keeping warm with hot drinks.

But later on it was sunny and very beautiful.

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A swoosh of sterile mulch now just waiting to be sown with perennial seed mix. Lots of barrowing and raking. We will mulch the weeded beds too.

The new and old raised beds got a top mulch of soil conditioner too.

The new and old raised beds got a top mulch of soil conditioner too.

We planted a kiwi berry in the central bed. Eventually, it will give us a heavy crop of grape-sized kiwi-fruit tasting fruits, which don’t need peeling. We will need to make a climbing structure for it.

We planted a kiwi berry in the central bed. Eventually, it will give us a heavy crop of grape-sized kiwi-fruit tasting fruits, which don’t need peeling. We will need to make a climbing structure for it.

Beds for hungry veg will get a mulch too - here, the over-wintering garlic is growing well, before we put runner beans in later on.

Beds for hungry veg will get a mulch too - here, the over-wintering garlic is growing well, before we put runner beans in later on.