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The Kingwood 'Let's Grow' project
Garden update - Summer 2012
The “Let’s Grow” garden is blooming, quite literally, we have sunflowers over 7 feet high in the polytunnel and outside and a mass of flowering vegetables and summer flowers. The hanging baskets we made earlier in the year are vibrant and our newly built wildlife/sensory garden has really blossomed. Our tiny tadpoles have grown legs and gave disappeared into the wildlife garden and our buddleia trees and lavender bushes are attracting butterflies and bees. It is wonderful to walk into our small garden and see and hear so much wildlife around us.
The polytunnel and raised beds that we planted into earlier in the year have produced bumper crops of french and runner beans, onions, lettuces, tomatoes,, cucumbers, new potatoes and herbs. We have enjoyed harvesting our vegetables and taking them home to eat.
Our next venture in the garden is to start preparing simple lunches in the garden using our produce and a barbecue so that we can sit back, relax and enjoy the garden whilst eating the food we have grown.
Finally, one other thing which has enhanced the project and delighted everyone has been the introduction of 3 chickens to the space at the rear of the polytunnel and given the opportunity to collect fresh eggs each morning.
The 'Let's Grow' with Kingwood Garden Project Wish List
The project would benefit from several items, and we are asking if anyone can help / donate any of the following. New or second hand items gratefully accepted.
If you can assist with any of the above please call:
Sally-Anne Preece - Horticulture Advisor & Project Co-ordinator
Tel No: 07771 871720