March 16, 2011

March 12th Working Bee.

A great attendance at the working bees meant much was achieved!
We didn't really need this fellow's help though,
so he stayed in the shed!

That windbreak bed was weeded and mulched,
more of the plants had outgrown their protectors so these were removed.
Some of the Saltbush needed to be pruned/tidied
to allow the smaller tree seedlings some light!

The sharp edges of the cut-down tanks
were made safe by the addition of hose.

Sleepers were dug in to the edge of the roadway.
Then manure and soil mixed ready for planting.

After all that work we enjoyed some food
and coffee of course!
By lunchtime it was too hot to continue
so we called it a day!

Thank you everyone for your help!

March 7, 2011

First Plotters Pleasures!!!!

Saturday March 5 saw the first of our new Plotters get-togethers. A time for Plotters to tend their plots in the company of fellow plotters. A great way to share hints and learn new garden stuff.

With summer drawing to a close it was time to make some room in the beds for new plantings. Fresh seedlings of Lettuce, Rocket, Silverbeet, Spinach, Coriander, Broccoli and some small Cabbages went in. A small container of healthy compost worms was added to the beds to keep the wicking systems activated!!

The beds were tended and areas around them weeded. Then it was time to check out that Coffee House!!! Sheltered from sun and wind it's a great place to relax with a warm drink, friendly chat with fellow gardeners and shared goodies to eat.

Remember that Saturday 12th March
is a Community Working Bee.
Come along and share the fun
(not to mention some weeding...)