A Christmas gift for your vegetable growing friends and relatives.

Those who come to our plant sales may have seen, and even bought, copies of a book, written by gardener friend,  Trish Le Gal.  Trish also took the luscious photos that illustrate the book.

The title of the book,  “Grow Your Own for the ‘Hungry Gap’” refers to the more challenging growing period of late autumn and winter, for those wanting to grow food crops to keep them going all year.  Any proceeds from the book go to C.C.G.

If you would like  a copy, the donation you make is entirely up to you. If you are interested please email charltoncommunitygardens@gmail.com so that arrangement can be made for getting a copy to you.   

 

What we have been up to over the last few months

In October and November we have had our last few tidying up and winter planting sessions at the station.

Covid restrictions meant that we were unable to go ahead with our usual style of Family Learning Events – but, instead, for the October half term,   Kate and Jane made up DIY bags for children, which were collected and taken away.  This proved to be a very popular activity, and all the ordered bags…. and more were collected.

Double duty at an October Gardening Party -Mike hands out Activity Bags

And another bag given out for home activities

And this photo was sent in using ideas in the pack.

Flowers made using the kit. Bulbs were also given out: we will have to wait for these,

The friends of Charlton Park gave C.C.G.  1,000 bulbs to plant out in the 2 orchard areas maintained in the park by C.C.G.    Volunteer bulb planters turned out on 2 separate mornings and managed to get them all planted.  There should be a lovely show in both areas come Spring.

Planting some of the 1,000 bulbs given to us by Friends of Charlton Park