Just a reminder about our next working bee for spring - this Sunday 10am in the garden. We usually go for a couple of hours and have cuppa and cake in there somewhere. Tasks this time will include some actual planting and harvesting! Also Donald, the Anglican Church Minister, will be retiring. The congregation are holding … Continue reading Another Bee … and Saying Goodbye to Donald
Good thing the garden is ready. It's been a dry start to spring so far. Mulch has arrived. We've got all our new hoses and fittings sorted, the new pump, the dripper irrigation mended and functional, and a water roster posted at the garden (by tomorrow, anyway). All we need now are the waterers! The … Continue reading All (watering) systems go …
so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens I don't think William Carlos Williams was thinking of the Newstead Community Garden when he penned it. Though ours is pretty important too. See you Sunday to make good the wheelbarrow, and other inspired tasks.
Come along this Sunday from 10am for our third bee. Thanks to everyone who's helped with the spring flush so far ... especially the mowers, weeders, irrigation fixers, native plant tenders, bamboo fixers, scaffold providers ... Jobs include putting bamboo over the pergola frame, whipper snipping and mowing, weeding, maybe even some compost if enough … Continue reading Working Bee Three
A lot of growth can happen in two weeks this time of year. Our fortnightly working bees seem too far apart, such is the spring flush in our part of the world. Enjoy the abundance whilst it is here, and take advantage of the season for growth. This includes weeds. The phenomenal grass and weed … Continue reading Spring flourish