Our regular Sunday work sessions continued throughout the month whenever the weather allowed.
Extra sessions were incorporated in order to help members of the British Legion do some late planting of bulbs in the memorial garden in Centre Vale Park.
Fingers crossed these will bloom successfully. There should be rows of tulips in the area which the B Legion is renovating.
Planning continues for the development of a ‘stumpery’ in the far corner of Patmos garden. The aim is to plant ferns amongst it in this shady area.
This is in recognition of Abraham Stansfield, plantsman, a citizen of Todmorden and a fern specialist, who wrote an important book on the subject.
Gardening sessions continued throughout the month whenever weather permitted. The team pruned the roses in Patmos garden and gave them a good feed/mulch with a generous amount of manure.
This was kindly donated by Esther Horsfall of Shaw Liveries; many thanks to her. We also attacked the ivy at the back of the garden which is encroaching on the hellebores. Work continued also in the Peace Garden which is developing beautifully.
The new bench was installed in the ‘Sensory Garden’, so that people can enjoy the floral displays.
Plans for selling hanging baskets are well under way and we continue to seek funds to maintain our work.
Sunday work sessions continued, including the Secret garden, where plants were thinned and the area generally tidied up.
The planting in the Sensory garden is in the process of being refreshed; sadly many plants have been stolen, including lavender which would have provided scent.
The peace Garden has also continued to be developed.
The Garden Club for pupils at Castle Hill primary school restarted this month, beginning with pupils from years 3 & 4.
They sowed seeds, weeded and tidied up after the winter. We were also pleased to take part in a ‘Grandparents Gardening’ event.
Grandparents came and worked alongside their grandchildren, sowing seeds in the garden. We hope to repeat this event later in the spring.
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