The herb seeds planted before Christmas have sprouted and need pricking out already. Parlsey, Thyme and Rosemary. Basil was the least successful. They must be tough to have survived the freezing temperatures over the last few weeks. It was minus -10 degrees down in the valley one night last week. Unheard of in Cornwall!
It seems bizare to think that only a week ago there was snow, and now we have emerging bulbs in the garden! I guess thats what you expect from a Cornish season, weird weather!!
Today I planned out some of the photographs I plan to make some information and education boards with, will keep you posted on design and images. Think it will be great to get them up and ready before for the completion of the self build. Will also be composing a time lapse sequence of the build so we can all laugh and enjoy the build again once its over!!
Looked in the bucket of bulbs gifted to us from the garden centre and noticed some were sprouting! Though I had better plant them up. 3 pots and 1 growbag later - Hey Presto! Look forward to the sunny delight.
Sat 16th Jan. Spent the morning carrying 50 fence posts and 10 rails up the hill to the garden. Was worried about the wood being left in the car park, vulnerable to opportunists. Hard work. Good exercise.
Thinking about our small but growing community at the garden. The value of the current team members is priceless, the love and interest they show is so welcome and so heartening. The garden feels a safe and happy place.
The ideas and discussion are always interesting and the polyHQ-discussions always useful. We laugh, we smile, we drink tea and eat. We dig and ache. We play 'camps' in our field-kitchen and feel very very lucky.
This opportunity can only be made good by time and effort and friendship. We look forward to welcoming the young people to the garden but we also value the space and time for ourselves. A place to go and sit and be, a place to grow.
Always lots to do but also time to contemplate how lucky we are.
Great day. Cold but lots of tea, talk, planning, designing, marking out, inviting and digging to warm us up. The sound of people enjoying the garden; groups forming, atmosphere building. Robins unsure at first; so many people in their private space; getting braver as the day goes on. Contrast to, but just as beautiful as, the calmer stillness of the morning with frozen water droplets to hold in your hand; tears formed overnight on the tree-branches. Eager anticipation of what's to come...
This is my first visit since Christmas - great to be back. Predictions of heavy snow for today have become heavy rain, so most of the snow has vanished now. I'm digging in the polytunnel to keep out of the rain. High winds are causing nextdoor polytunnel repair to flap - unfortunately anchoring only lasted until next big gust.