Our first gardening party of the year is on Sunday 3rd. February. 2.pm till 4 Please join us.

We will be there…. unless it is pouring with rain, the beds are frozen, or there is a significant covering of snow.  When we have done everything we need to get done we may finish before 4, so it is best to arrive earlier rather than later and risk missing us.

A belated Happy New Year to our Charlton Community Gardens Friends…..What we have been up to this year so far.

On 16th of January a group of CCG supporters went out for our post Christmas winter social.  We were very well served and were able to able to chat over a tasty meal at Chinipan Indian restaurant at Blackheath Standard.


 

We now have a new tool store at Charlton Station

The job done

 

When we first began gardening at Charlton Station, we were provided with access and storage space in a locked room on the station concourse.  A couple of years ago, station managers decided that this was a potential safety risk, and our gardening tools, kit, fertilizers, notice board, watering cans etc, were moved to an open lockable storage area at the side of the station.  The place was unpleasant, open to the elements, and very popular with pigeons.  Our equipment suffered badly.

One we had to throw away…… The shears. Not the watering can

Our old storage space (from the alley behind the door} cleared.

Sorting kit after cleaning it

Washed and ready to go

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We recently negotiated with the powers that be, for us to purchase and set up a lockable storage box to be kept on the garden side of the station concourse.  On the 21st January, the box arrived and was assembled and fitted by Mike and Kate, with help from Jane.  Maria and Jane also cleared the storage area, threw away overly damaged equipment, and cleaned the rest.

 

 

 

Assembly almost complete

A bit of practice before IKEA arrives in a couple of weeks!!!! No – nothing to do with them.

 

 

Getting going on the construction of the box.

Last Gardening Party of 2018 ….. Thanks everyone for your contribution during the year.

Sunday November 4th saw the last gardening party of the year.  It has been a very productive year, in all senses of the word. We have weathered a drought –  with grateful thanks to our waterers and to the fire brigade, who helped us out by filling our empty water butt.  Mike has also made some changes to the bike shed roof drainage and water collection so hopefully we will also collect water more efficiently.

We also urge you, helpers, commuters, all, to pick and use vegetables, salad leaves, herbs, fruit  etc. as they become ready to eat.

Gardening starts again in February, but before then look out for information about our winter social.  All involved with CCG are invited to meet up for dinner at a local restaurant.

Prunings from the buddleia

The sedum still looking good

The end of the afternoon

 

 

 

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