Friday, March 31, 2017

Inspire Community Garden - 22/03/17 Clematis Gift

I arrived at the garden with a gift of a Clematis plant which I thought would look lovely planted against the trellis at the composting toilet.
When it's raining; I'm sure you can get 'wet rain' & 'dry rain' and on that day it was 'Wet Rain'

Look at the rain on the window; I think I did a good thing and mainly watched from the caravan.
                                                                                     I may be happier as I'm not out in the 'Wet Rain'

When I decided to stay in the caravan; my option was to make sure that all the volunteers had a hot cuppa tea/coffee to keep the chills away which I did with pleasure. I'm now 'The Tea Lady'

The 'Willow Bench' (which is wonderful) was created by Chris the sitter, and he certainly deserved to sit down with his hot cuppa tea on a wet rainy day!
Once this wildlife pond is completed I think this may be a hot-spot area to sit down.

My assistant photographer went out of her way to plant the Clematis for me as I never had the right footings on for the task to do. Thanks Lindsey!

It was lovely to see that people were still coming to the garden on a Wednesday afternoon hoping that they could still get some new seeded potato's, garlic, beans etc. and it was lovely to see the cheer on their face when everything on the shopping list was completed.

Thought went into the position of the Clematis as the plant went to the little area behind the trellis as there would be less chance to disturb it if it were on the pathway.    

Even although it's raining they are absolute troopers for working hard on a wet day in the garden.

                                                   To Be Continued..............................................

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Inspire Community Garden - 19/03/17 Allotment Helping Hands

What a great sight seeing members from the Allotment coming to help us put up fencing.

Then someone arrives to take the inventory.

Now I was no good with the fencing as that was a no-no for me so I managed to do some painting of the potting shed.

 Then a beekeeper arrived on the garden,.....what a busy day!

I love this wicker chair and I do go out of my way to ask visitors to sit on the chair and imagine what it will look like in the near future with the wildlife pond in front of them.
(I've got a good imagination)

Then I made tea & biscuits for the Allotment guests for all their hard work on the fence.

There was more discussions about the wildlife pond and the strength that's needed on the outer areas otherwise the water will breach the barrier edge and run down the hill.

Work continued on the potting shed as I carried on painting the outer.
The bricks were placed on the outer area of the pond for strength.

Well I must admit..........
I do get help in the painting as I've been helped painting the composting toilet and now the potting shed...Thanks Steve!

The volunteers at the end of the working day sit down and look over all that has been done in this last year from Wasteland to This!
A place full of peace and tranquillity, it grows and blooms; you can be weary after all the hard work but it gives you the strength to move forward with great happiness as you see what you've achieved.

You can imagine this view has water and wildflowers and maybe a bird washing it'd feathers!
We don't live in a perfect world but we can dream!

We can smile and see blue sky

 We can sit and contemplate as we watch things grow.

A beautiful end to a beautiful day.............................

                                                                  To Be Continued..............................