The community garden is bursting with life and produce. Strawberries, gooseberries, rhubarb and broad beans are ready to be picked, fruit is developing on medlar, apple, pear and cherry trees and flower beds are full of colour and scent, attracting numerous bees and other insects. Some beautiful poppies have seeded themselves in an old rubble sack beside the seating area – so lovely to have surprise visits!
The rustic arch, constructed from branches of willow that grows beside the wall, will support sweet peas and hopefully some very small pumpkins ‘Munchkin’.
We need an army of weeders. Thanks John for taking out the nettles on the driveway – it’s looking so pretty with foxglove and mock orange in full bloom. Any offers of help would be gratefully received – we may even celebrate with coffee and scones!