Thanks to Thompson and Morgan
Our local horticultural supplier in Ipswich has donated a huge range of seeds and spring bulbs to ActivGardens.
These will come in handy as gardening season kicks off, while helping raise money for our charity.
Learners and trainees are gaining valuable skills, learning how to plant and sow.
They have given a lift to staff and volunteers as we plant them out in our borders and wait for a wonderful display in Spring!
Thanks so much T&M for supporting us!
We’ll be back together again soon
By Project Officer Beverly Baker
Back together soon……
The community garden is quiet, but it won’t be long until we will all be back together again. Thanks to those who are supporting us and we are missing all those who are waiting to come back.
The Grow Your Future trainees on Mondays continue to attend to learn new horticultural, woodland and cooking skills. In January the trainees planted new strawberry plants to enable us to make jam in the Summer, they took perennial kale cuttings and planted up the hardwood cuttings taken last year.
In the coming weeks we plan to make some flat breads on an open fire, take new hardwood cuttings to create new forsythia and dogwood plants for next year, take succulent cuttings to create new plants and many more exciting activities.
The Wednesday placements recycled a Christmas tree into bird feeders, using drills and saws. They also planted out bulbs in the border potted up lots of mini daffodils and Hyacinths in pots so we can use these when we put together planting arrangements and have some early indoor ones too. The placements also planted out some pea plants.