Thursday, 28 August 2014
Really pleased with the delivery of more plants, Lavender, clematis for our climbing frame, raspberries and goji berry. We made sure they had a good dose of manure to get them started. We have started to become obsessed with soil and manure!
Thanks to Sophie, her family and friends for the donation of new plants and some good advice. We now also have yellow raspberries, redcurrants, artichoke and rhubarb. Huge thanks to all the NCS volunteers for their hard work last week, they have made a real difference to our plot. It has been really hot, hard work but they have been great. They have done really completing their National Citizen Service experience.
We are looking forward to seeing the next group of volunteers tomorrow when we will be planting cauliflower and broccoli.
There has been some real progress since we started this project and are really pleased to see the allotment starting to flourish. Our student volunteers arrived to start planting at the beginning of August and were shocked at how hard the ground is, we need stronger tools! Hopefully all this recent rain will help!
Also growing, although slowly, is our sweetcorn and tomatoes. We are looking forward to working with the National Citizenship Service volunteers to continue the transformation.