Blaise Community Garden- Summer 2014

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Entrance to Blaise Community garden
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Our garden Robin
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Onions
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Strawberry patch
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The herbs
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The bug house to attract insects
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New cold frames made, lettuce growing
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The first of the tomatoes
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Inspecting the cabbages!
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New wooden benches and bird boxes being made
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Some of the broad bean harvest
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Cauliflowers growing
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The wildflower areas
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Greenhouse number one all planted up
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Green house number two
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Beans
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Planting flowers and vegetables on raised beds
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The now resident scarecrows at the garden
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A basket of produce collected to give to people in the community.

Get Growing Weekend 7th & 8th June

A truly amazing weekend which deservedly gladdened the hearts of all those who put so much care and effort into the garden.

Quotes: –

Chris – “A huge THANK YOU to everyone who took part, making the event such a wonderful success, with the bonus of £306. I will send cards to the extra helpers and cake bakers”

Mick -“This was a fantastic weekend, terrific organisation and participation by everyone – it was wonderful to be involved.The current estimate is some 200 – 250 people visited the garden over the weekend.  This is wonderful and I am sure the Council will be pleased with this success. I also heard that some useful conversations were had with George Fergusson and Charlotte Lesley on Saturday morning regarding the potential of the area and future ideas for the garden. Big thanks to all involved, and to Chris, as I am sure you all agree, her good nature, energy and drive encourages us all to deliver successful events like this together!”

Charles – ” Saturday sales income – £173.16,Sunday sales income   – £152.85. So £306.01 to add to our funds –  well done everyone.”

Here is a link to 58 fine photos taken by Jessie Marcham commissioned by the Get Growing Trail:

 

Garden Opening times – April 2014 onwards

As from April 2014, the Blaise Community Garden will be open to visitors on the first  Sunday of the month from 1.00 to 4.00pm.
Come along and see how we’ve ‘grown’ and changed and perhaps get involved in the current activities.
Our usual regular volunteer working hours will also continue on Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 12.30pm.  There’s plenty to do if you would like to join us on a regular basis and the need for help will increase as the weather improves and plants need more attention through the week.

Quercus robor planted in memory of Marguerite Tonkin

Chris Carroll obtained the oak tree due to the generosity of Blaise Commercial Nurseries and organised a planting on Sunday 9th March with members of Henbury Conservation Society.
And here is a picture:
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And there is a report and photo gallery on the Conservation Society site