So much was achieved this week that I need to split it all up! Our continuing partnership with the Making Surrey project has created some amazing things for the garden.
The thrones have been completed! All the backs and fronts of the seats have been beautifully carved and now stand proudly in place in the now filled and planted herb beds. The sign is coming along beautifully. One more workshop session on that and it will be ready to go up on the main path. A sign was also started for the chicken coop!
In addition to the woodwork carving that was taking place, a group of us started on making pickles and jellies from produce in our own garden! We picked many a bean, onion and spring of mint and used some fruit and veg from various people's personal gardens.
Bit of sad news :( Our tomatoes (and I mean all 100 plants) have been hit with tomato blight. The decay and rotting of our plants is caused by a fungus-like organism in wet weather. With all the rain we had over the last few weeks this has meant ideal conditions for the fungus. The rotting on the plant was so bad we salvaged any green tomatoes in hope they will ripen off the plant or to make chutneys with. The rest of the plant matter was burnt to decrease the spread of disease. No more tomatoes there for a few years :(
On another note, the herb beds have been filled and planted out with a huge array of herbs. Potatoes and beans were harvested. The pumpkins are HUGE! Looking forward to pumpkin carving and Dina's pumpkin pie when they are ready :D
Next week will be a little more low key but keep an eye out for events for the next 6 weeks :)
Photos in the gallery,
Happy Kayleigh :)