Community Garden update
Over the last few months we’ve been able to put some long-planned, finishing touches to the community garden.
We now have 2 “lectern” style display stands which give visitors information about the mosaic panels and oak sculpture. As with the other garden interpretation panels, the lecterns include QR codes which link through to more detailed information on the Hub web.
Seven cast-iron drainpipe hoppers, salvaged from outbuildings demolished during the For the Record project, have been mounted along the wall of the main building, and filled with trailing plants. And thanks to some external funding, we will now be able to commission a large sign to go over the gate at the entrance to the garden. This same pot is also funding the purchase of some bee-keeping equipment and an apple juicer/crusher which we plan to use for community juicing days.
The bees and the new wildlife pond are both doing well. We have already spotted a newt in the pond and the bees have been spilt into three colonies, each with their own queen.
Photos by Phil King