With moving into March and the start of lockdown easing, we have been fortunate enough to have assessed the return to the garden as a safe activity for staff and our members. The vaccination programme is going well in the area and rates are now all down to a far safer level than they were around Christmas.
Our staff team have been working hard to prepare all of our work spaces for use as we return, and making them Covid secure in the process. And we are delighted that as schools return to work, that we will once again have the garden open to our members.
Thanks to everyones hard work before Christmas the garden was left on very good condition, with many jobs that would’ve been done in January and February completed. With the extended cold period when we had snow, spring growth has been a bit slower than previous years, so the garden still looks good, though of course there is always lots of work ahead. the lawns will need their first cut soon, weeds will need removing, seeds sown and of course the plants in the green house will need tending, and we have lots of propagation ahead the next two months, to build our plant stock for sale this year.
We are delighted to welcome our members back to the walled garden, and to make a start on work within the walls for 2021, we are also hoping that if we can recruit volunteers, that the garden will once more be able to be reopened (on weekends to start) to members of the public, so that they can come in and enjoy the results of everyones hard work
Posted by Phill VWilliams, March 2021