Well equipped for digging in – Thanks to Gardena and Flymo garden care companies

Our thanks to Gardena and Flymo garden care companies for their generous donation of hand tools for use in the Community Garden and the Community orchard. Once we have more secure storage at the station, they will go into use—no doubt with continuing great effect.

We now have:-

2x grass shears

2x secateurs

1x hand grubber

1x hand rake

1x 3 tooth hoe

From:-

flymo.com/uk

https://www.gardena.com/uk/products/citygardening/our-city-gardening-products/

 

 

 

Our sponsors support us again………

Once again,  

Headstart IT Solutions,

Conran Estates

and

Tudor Touch ,

have sponsored us.  Thank you very, very much.  This will allow us to keep up our standards (see our post about London on Bloom awards).   The new notices have been on the beds since September 18.

We have a spare, unsponsored bed. So if you are local and would like your company name on a raised bed at Charlton Station, please get in contact and for the sum of £100 you too can support Charlton Community Gardens.

See details about our sponsors in the “our sponsors” section of the web site.

 

 

 

 

 

Goodbye summer – hello autumn

The long hot summer has proved to be a great challenge for us, at the station, and particularly our new fruit trees in Charlton Park.  But thanks to our intrepid waterers, nearly everything survived.  The dry weather was particularly stressful for such immature trees, all having had less than a year in the ground, and with such a small root system, they are unable to search out water as a mature tree can.  So particular thanks to Charlton Park Academy for their valiant efforts, so too all those who went during the school holidays particularly with your bottles and buckets, for accessing water and getting it to the trees is no easy matter.  The water butt  set up by Mike behind the Cafe was invaluable.  And talking of water butts……. there was so little rain that the butt at the station ran dry early on.  And to the rescue came our intrepid firefighters.  A real community support venture.  Thanks Felicity for making the connection for us, and thanks to our local fire station for helping us out.

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