Updated: Nov 1
Thanks to our fantastic volunteers and lovely pond expert, Liz Greenland, the new pond in the garden has been naturalised with plenty of plants, which were kindly donated by Simon Jackman at the Rockaway Arts Weekend. Rockaway's master carpenter and joiner, Flash has also created a new bench for people to sit by the pond and take in the views.
It's very exciting that both the new pond and the plants will provide habitats for hibernating creatures in the Winter, before the whole area bursts into life with foliage and flowers in the Spring.
A new sleeper wall has also been added, again with the help of Flash, by repurposing different materials. Plus, there's been a lot of strimming and digging going on to get rid of bracken and brambles.
The area surrounding the beautiful garden shed has been cleared for better access and egress, while the shed itself has been re-organised by Innes for better use of the space. These pictures also showcase the artistry of the shed's interior, which you don't get to see very often. This is the genius of Flash, who constructed the shed - hand crafted with skill and precision, alongside a respect for the history and uniqueness of the wood to create stunning results!
Each month sees progress in the garden, as well as more volunteers joining us and getting involved. There's always plenty to see and do, no matter what time of year, especially with the subtle changes in nature each season brings.
So, if you'd like to get involved too, just contact our lovely Garden Volunteer Co-ordinator Poppie on our Community Forest Garden page below. There's a yummy vegan lunch on offer as a thank you for your time and it's a great way to work with some lovely people. Hope you can join us!