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Apple Harvest at Decoy Orchard 10-12 am and Apple Pressing, Music and Fun at Vicary’s Field Community Garden from 1.30 pm with Transition Newton Abbot.
Rhubarb is highly recommended; every garden should have one. Ours was planted about February last year – the eagle-eyed amongst you may spot the various upside-down buckets and pots towards the right of the bed against the back wall, just in the shadow – in some well rotted manure, and it has not only survived being knocked and trampled by some of our more enthusiastic visitors, it rises above mice, birds, slugs and every other garden challenge to deliver like clockwork. This time it has been in crumble – sorry, no photo – and polenta. Both excellent. Enjoy.
The beds are filling up pretty much according to the (rotation) plan – these last few weeks we’ve planted peas, potatoes, perpetual spinach, kale, red cabbage, salad leaves, radish, chard, lovage and dill. Hollyhocks take a couple of years to mature, but hopefully they will join the cherry, pear and peach trees on the south facing north wall, and, another Community Garden first, hyssop beside the path just up from the wall.
Do come and say hello; we are there most Sunday mornings. Bring sunshine and be prepared to share coffee and biscuits.
Our first Core Group meeting after a Summer break at TAAG, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth: 8 – 9.30 pm.
We will be discussing the next Teign Estuary Transition Clothes Swap event and issues with the Walled Garden at Eastcliff Park. Please come along if you wish to contribute or just want to find out what’s happening!
Teignbridge District Council are running their annual survey on parks and green spaces (including Eastcliff Park where we have our Community Garden).
If you want to take the opportunity to give your views – go to: http://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/liveconsultations