Winter’s end?

On 17th February a sharp eyed FHCG member spotted a large, broken, branch caught high up in the trees near the McDonald Road end of the garden and reported it.

Delighted to state that on the 18th the council workers dealt with the issue and removed it, preventing a potentially dangerous crash to the ground. The storms are taking their toll on our trees and the Friends volunteers are trying to collect the larger branches for future use.

But not to worry, despite the foul weather, we are beginning to see the fruits of our bulb planting. Some shoots of colour and spring buds are appearing, and we hope for a bumper flowering soon.

Pending spring!

Winter is a quiet time in the garden. The Friends continue to work, removing litter and keeping the paths clear. We are also planting more shrubs and plug plants for the coming spring and summer. A few shoots are beginning to appear, and we are hopeful of a bumper display of spring flowers come the longer days.

Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment, especially the marvellous Oyster mushrooms growing on the logs and our little feline friend.

Many thanks to Jenny and Rachel for the pics.

Great News!

More great news! We are very grateful to have been chosen as one of the Coop Community Local Good Causes for 21/22!

If you are a Co-op member, please choose us as your good cause and encourage your friends to do the same. You can choose us and also become a member on the following link

Whenever you buy coop products and use your membership card you will be contributing to the ongoing work to regenerate the garden, increase biodiversity and maximise use of the space for the local community. Thank you!

Garden Enhancement

Much work has been completed in the garden over the past week or two.  Thanks to such efficient workers from SCOTBARK laying bark chips and pathways in the centre of the garden.

A wide selection of Spring Bulbs has been planted, really looking forward to seeing them appear next spring.

Some photos of the mammoth Spring bulb planting. What a difference that machine makes to plant bulbs. Looks a bit like moles have been busy.

Many thanks also to our EC Park Manager and Rangers The grass was cut for the last time before winter yesterday and the rangers helped blow all the leaves into piles for our Leaf Mulch compost bin. So much achieved in so short time.