Here we list things we are ready to do or things we'd like to do soon. See also our wishlist page with suggestions from our regular gardeners and tea drinkers.
Please don't help yourself to any of the things on the list - we like to have a garden co-ordinator present to ensure we do things safely.
Plants: we are often planting up new beds. If you are splitting garden plants and are likely to have spares do contact us.
Things we are ready to do
Bog garden - needs a re-think - it doesn’t have any bog in it.
Lean-to mini greenhouse - needs finishing, next to the tool shed.
Living willow - needs bark mulch. The Harrison’s willow needs either coppicing or trimming back a bit.
Mushroom bed - needs a fence around part of it.
‘Orchard area’ - needs a re-think.
Signs - we always need to make some new ones. We think we will use some of the tree stakes for interpretation signs.
Tool shed - solar or rechargeable LED lights.
Weeding - always lots.
Bat boxes - we have two donated ones to site in the garden but this needs to be co-ordinated with the next tree surgeon visit for health and safety reasons.
Gate for pond - needs a design and then making.
Guild beds - need to decide which trees to plant and what plants to put in around them.
Water tower structure: needs a roof and a label.
Things we'd like to do but are missing some resources or information:
See our wishlist page.
Things we have completed:
Asparagus bed - plants grown from seed - September 2017.
Bay tree: planted a donated tree - October 2016.
Benches - nine have been restored and arm rests installed - April 2016. Re-painted in 2018.
Bird box Boulevard - August 2016. First residents in Spring 2018.
Bird Cafe - January 2016. Now retired. We could do it again if we had a volunteers and donated seed.
Blue chairs - repainted August 2016.
Blue terraced veg bed - March 2018.
Box plants in new perennial bed - February 2017
Bugopolis - re-made August 2016
Broad bean bed - December 2016.
Bumblebee nest pots - February 2016 - installed to the left of the entrance gate.
Cold frame - two down, one to go - April 2016.
Comfrey (and teasel) bed - July 2016.
Compost bins - January 2016.
Corner shrub bed - May 2017.
Club hut interior - new shelves, hooks, blackboard, noticeboard and removing the old carpets - December 2016.
Club hut roof and guttering: repaired in December 2015/January 2016.
Crabapple bed - June 2016.
Crocus borders - planted up November 2016.
Daffodil and narcussis planting - November 2016.
Dogwood hoops on gate - July 2017.
Fig tree - January 2017.
Fruit tree row - six cordon apples planted (January 2018).
Garden gate sign - May 2019.
Geckos and butterfly - repainted and installed August 2016.
Guild beds in horse area - dug out in July 2019.
Grass paths to club hut - January 2017.
Hardwood raised beds - December 2016.
Hatracks - re-stored - April 2016.
Hazel fence around the pond - March 2017.
Hedgehog feeder - November 2016 (now turned into a hibernating zone because we were just feeding mice!).
Herb raised bed - December 2016.
Hollyhock bed: new bed by the entrance ramp - planted with daffodils and two small hollyocks being grown on first - November 2016.
Hotbin - October 2018.
Jerusalem artichoke bed - May 2017.
Kiwi berry bed - March 2019.
Leaf bin - January 2016 - and second one in February and then two more over the summer.
Living willow around the pond - February 2019.
Log circle - April 2016.
Low bench - repainted August 2016.
Meadow bench - September 2018.
Mini-beast mansion - May 2016.
Mini pond - May 2017.
Mint bed - February 2017.
Mown paths - June 2016.
Mushroom/blackcurrant bed - September 2019.
Narrow beds - all hand-prepared by March 2016 - and four extra ones where the raised beds will be - April 2016. Edged April 2017.
Native hedge - January 2017.
Passionflower wigwam - July 2017
Path edging - we found every edge to the tarmac twice. The high turf was graded down in height.
Paving by club hut - May 2017.
Perennial beds - May 2019.
Perennial sown meadow - sown from February 2017 to May 2019.
Perennial sweetpea wigwam - November 2017.
Plant Plaza - stand for plants (or marrows!) - March 2016.
Pond and decked area - designed and created by Guy Belcher, The Gaskin Brothers and garden volunteers. November 2016.
Pond-dipping benches - two made by April 2017.
Potato bed - October 2018.
Raised beds - oak ones made in October 2016 by Guy and Julian. Tanalised wood ones made in February 2019.
Redcurrant bed - October 2017.
Rhubarb row - February 2016.
Rosie the horse - July 2018.
Runner bean A frame and climbing French bean wigwams - May 2017.
Scented bed around Lorna's bench. June 2017.
Shady bed (by the water tower) - October 2017.
Sleeper bench - November 2017.
Spud planters - April 2017.
Standard apple tree (start of a mini orchard) - January 2018.
Stepping stones - cast in concrete, with seashells and ammonites - November 2016.
Stinky plant food urn (for plants): May 2017.
Straw bale raised beds - April 2018 and May 2018. Planted with pumpkins, squash and sunflowers in Summer 2018.
Sunflower bed - May 2016, April 2019.
Sweetcorn bed - February 2017.
Sweet pea wigwam - April 2016, re-located in 2017.
Sweet pea supports: four woven red dogwood balls - May 2017.
Table tops - two made - April 2016.
Tool shed - September/October 2018.
Trestles - four made - for use for a workbench or table (April 2016).
Veg ditch 2 - July 2016.
Waterbutt stand: January 2016 and six waterbutts - March 2016.
Willow circle - December 2017.
Woodpile - April 2017.
Woodstore - October 2018.
Wormery - April 2016. Now a stinky plant food urn.
Worm digging bed - Feb 2018. Now a mint bed.
Last updated: 20 September 2019