Winter is a very quiet time for Community Gardens. The only sign of growth through the near frozen ground is from our onion patch. With the support from Vegware, we are expanding our garden and are in the early stages of constructing a raised bed behind our Village Hall. From this, we want to grow some flowering plants to both add to the beauty of the garden, and if possible provide some cut flowers for our villagers to purchase and enjoy.

The onion patch

The second photo shows the preparation work for the seven metre long bed which has been a challenge for our volunteers, as the sloping ground was previously overgrown with Bramble, shaded by a large tree, and in very poor condition. As soon as weather permits we will be constructing a timber frame, filling with compost and adding a Picket style fence to protect the plants from the Rabbits that frequent the area.

In addition, this month some of the Meesden Community came together to enjoy a sausage supper with potatoes and onions grown in the Village Community Garden thanks to the support of Vegware.