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For some reason the website stopped working a week ago. After much angst, hunting around sites and asking questions – most of the answers to which i didn’t understand, it is back. Somehow different, but at least something is there.

Some of you may have noticed if trying to enter our website via Google or some other search engines, that you are taken to a different site completely. Using the full site address does not cause problems, neither does using a link from the post.

Alas I have been unable to sort out the problem. And it seems that unelss we spend more money to keep the site safe and secure, this will keep happening.

As a committee we have been questioning whether it is worth keeping the website. It does not appear to be much used.

I will be sending out a brief questionnaire next week to see what others think. I will send it via email. But please, if you have any comments, do make them via the website as well.

Looking forward to hearing from some of you soon.

Maria – On behalf of Charlton Community Gardens Management Committee

Hello,

Weather permitting, we are holding our first Sunday Gardening Party of 2020 on Sunday February 2nd. Importantly, the timing has changed. We will now be working at the station garden from 10 am until 12 noon.
What stays the same is that if the weather turns bad or when the tasks have been completed we will go home, so please come early.
The garden needs the following tasks completed:

  • general weed and litter pick
  • prune vine
  • prune currant bushes
  • prune herbs if needed
  • tidy up Bed 3 and decide if we need to plant any seeds (is it too early – worth the risk??)
  • tidy up the wildlife friendly area, perhaps leave major cut back to early March
  • chop up and dig in the Green manure in Bed 4, carefully as interplanted with garlic
  • possibly plant some more broad bean seeds in Bed 1  (we’ll need to decide if it looks too wet…)
  • other, as needed

We hope you can join us.

Happy New year to all our volunteer gardeners, waterers, visitors, supporters and friends.

We have had a great year in 2019, with awards, new plantings in the orchard and the gardens in Charlton Park, a revamped bed at the station, family activities and loads more. The most recent events being a very late autumn planting of replacement fruit trees in the park, and our combined AGM and winter social in early December.

Thank you everyone for your supportive comments and positive contributions throughout the year.