Gardening Party Charlton Station – 28th April 2019 2-4pm

Due to May 6th being a Bank Holiday we are holding the May Sunday Gardening Party this Sunday, April 28th from 2 pm – 4 pm..

As the garden is still  “in between” seasons, there is not a huge amount to do. Consequently we are unlikely to be at the garden for too long. If you are able to join us, please come close to 2 pm
  • general weed and litter pick
  • dead head any bulbs that have finished flowering
  • poss need to stake the broad beans in Bed 3?
  • tidy up Bed 1 – we need to give the garlic and shallots some space and at least dead head/cut back/remove the other stuff in there
  • thin the beetroot in Bed 2
  • water the new seeds in Bed 2
  • poss thin some of the vigorous plants in the wildlife friendly area – it is looking good if not much stuff actually flowering!
  • water the sheltered area of the Winter Garden; the shaded area under the steps.

Hope to see you after the Marathon.

Planting, Colouring, Making and Displaying – all happened at the Family Learning Event at Charlton Station on the 10th April 2019

We were again lucky with the weather for our family learning event at Charlton Station.  Children, supported by their parents, made Easter boxes, flowers from the bottoms of water bottles, planted up peas in milk bottles and made bees and butterflies from wood, milk bottle wings and pipecleaners.  There were also quizzes and colouring and drawing.   Everyone was so busy there was no time for the usually very popular litter picking!!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the event happen.

I took a number of photos of the event, and usually select only a couple, but my website skills are rather limited, and for some reason, the whole lot went onto the page…. so here they are.  Also sorry to those who received my odd, earlier, qwerty post.  I accidentally pressed publish rather than preview.

Purple for Polio 2019 – Well purpled everyone……

The crocuses came up again for us again in this our third year of supporting this campaign.  It is done in conjunction with  Rotary and the Royal Horticultural Society. The crocus is a symbol of the Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio.  This year local primary schools helped by planting corms in their schools.

The photos below were taken at Cherry Orchard and Charlton Manor schools.

Thanks to all the pupils and staff who supported this project.  We hope that you enjoyed being purpled.