Hard work pays off

Hard at work

Our first ‘gardening party’ on 6th October was hard work for some clearing the last of the shrubs from the area by the flagpoles. This  has now been planted with currant bushes – a mix of black, white and red.  We also planted lots of bulbs, so we can look forward to a colourful display next spring and summer – crocuses, bluebells, narcissi, anemones and alliums.  Our 2 new raised beds have also been planted with garlic, onions, and lettuces.

Raised beds


And the fruits of our labour – some of our Koralik tomatoes….


The next ‘gardening party’ takes place on Sunday 3rd November from 2-4 pm at the station.

We look forward to seeing you there.



Gardening party Sunday 6th October 2-4 pm

This is the first of our regular gardening sessions planned for the first Sunday of every month.  Those that use the station regularly will have seen 2 more raised beds installed and the newly planted wildlife-friendly garden.  There’s still plenty to do before winter is upon us, so please join us any time between 2 and 4 pm this coming Sunday 6th October at Charlton Station.

The jobs that need doing include:

  • planting spring bulbs
  • clearing shrubs
  • planting currant bushes
  • tidying and clearing the raised beds
  • planting winter veg

We have some tools and gardening gloves if you don’t have your own.

We look forward to seeing you.


The garden takes shape

If you haven’t seen the garden for a couple of weeks there’s been some big changes.  Last week Men in Sheds installed 2 more raised beds for us and they’re waiting to be planted up.


New raised beds

And on Monday, we planted our wildlife-friendly garden, full of plants and shrubs to attract bees, butterflies and birds.

Waiting for plantingplanting planting finished

It may not look much at the moment but next year it will be full of life and colour.

If you want to see what we’ve planted and want to know more about wildlife-friendly gardening, then come down to the station next Sunday 6th October from 2-4 pm for the next ‘gardening party’.  There’ll be some bulb-planting to do, fruit bushes to put in, and winter/spring veg to plant.

Look forward to seeing you there.