Hope you’ve all been enjoying the early Spring sunshine and perhaps even done a spot of gardening at the weekend.

The last phase of the station garden is  planted along the platform end with Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire ‘,  Vinca minor and snowdrops which will bring winter interest to the garden through vibrant stem colours, evergreen groundcover and flowers.  We have also planted comfrey under the steps, which can  be used as liquid feed in the future.

Our thoughts are now turning to the new gardening season with seed sowing of vegetables and salad crops for the raised beds and for the plant sale.

We hope to see many old and new friends at our Spring gardening parties and future events:

Our next gardening party and AGM will be on Sunday, 6 April at 2:30pm.    We will present open air reports on what’s happened this year and what’s coming up in the next year.  There are spaces on the Management Committee and we welcome new members.  There will also be plenty of time for enjoying some planting and weeding.

Monday 14 April 1.30 – 3.30  Children and Families Garden Event—paint a pot and plant a seed to take home and/or help build our bug hotel on site.

Thursday 15 May we will hold another plant sale in the area in front of the garden.  If you’re starting to plant seeds, do pop in a few extra that we can sell on for our fundraising.  Also if you’re short of space once they’re young seedlings, we have access to a greenhouse where we can grow them on.

Thursday 26 June will be our First Anniversary party from 6.00 at the station

Also, Sherington School is  another local space being developed into a splendid garden.  The  school’s nature area already has a pond ready for the newts and tadpoles season.  Are you interested in working with others to create more access to nature for children?  Be in touch and we’ll let you know about the meetings and working parties the school has asked the Community Gardens group to take part in.

Happy gardening.

Claire