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December in the Walled Garden

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Autumn has been very gentle with us this year – the first of December and the leaves are only just falling from the mulberry and our solitary vine.

Elsewhere in the garden we’ve planted some early beans and early early peas – that is what they are called – but here we are clearing the raised beds at the bottom of the garden and weeding the new ones ready for the brassicas.

A very pleasant morning in the story of our demonstration of  local food in a corner of a public park – do come and see us, 11 – 1 on Sunday mornings in the Walled Garden, Eastcliff Park, Teignmouth.

The new season – April 2013

We waited for an extra month this year – hopefully by this time the weather will be warm enough for seeds to germinate.

A breath of Spring - April 2013

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Welcoming visitors

One of our medium term aims was to plant an edible hedge – and we had some raspberry canes given to us a couple of weeks ago. Here we are preparing the ground for them, and putting up some accommodation to encourage visitors.

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Winter in the Walled Garden

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There have been some quite bright, and cold, Sundays in the garden – and these are some of the routine clearing and planning jobs we’ve been doing

Last evening at the Walled Garden for 2012?

All October it’s been getting too dark far too early in the garden – there’s barely time to get a cup of tea organised before it’s time to go home. And as you can see, the garden is very damp, and our poor wall is still in pieces.

An October evening in the Walled Garden

There is plenty of life, though – Please come and see us on Sunday mornings – between 11 and 1 – ish – and admire the pond and the plants, the shelter, and the preparations for Spring – It won’t be long!

Your Garden Needs…

It’s been two years since we bought tools for everyone to use at the Community Garden, and some of the forks and spades are beginning to show the strain of keeping up with us.
Bookstall to the rescue:

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(These pictures were taken late in the day, but you get the idea.)

The sun shone, people came to see us, they brought books, looked at books, and bought books, and they all went away with Teign Estuary Transition contact details, so as well as a great fund raising event, it was a chance to talk transition. A big thank you to all our helpers and supporters for making this event so successful for us.

And if any of you have gardening tools in need of hard work and appreciation, you know where to find us!