Thursday, 31 May 2018

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Willow Obelisks

It was our willow obelisk workshop last Saturday.
Tracy and Kathy showed us how to construct a garden obelisk from willow.

All participants made fine looking obelisks to take away with them, if you'd have bought them in the shops they would have been rather expensive!

They will look rather fine with sweet peas or runner beans growing up them or just as a feature in their own right.

Thanks to Tracy & Kathy for their willow expertise & to Kathy for her rhubarb surprise!

Friday, 25 May 2018

Dig In needs YOU!!!!

Your Community Allotment needs YOU!
Dig In is a friendly, peaceful oasis in Stapleford, where you can spend a couple of hours away from the hustle and bustle of a busy life!
To help Dig In to continue and grow, we need people from all walks of life.
You don't have to be a knowledgeable gardener to come along although you may pick up a few tips! We need people who enjoy or like the idea of all aspects of gardening; may also enjoy just being outside; woodwork; design; committee work; liaising with people; tea-making (very important) and many more skills!
We are open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10.00am-12.00 midday so if your interest has been piqued, why not come and visit us for a no-obligation tour around the site? If you time it right, you may also get a cup of tea!
There is no membership or cost to join Dig In just wear suitable clothes and footwear. All tools are supplied by us.
Look forward to seeing you and please scroll down for our latest news updates.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Spring at last!

It's been a funny old spring this year - snow, rain, sun, rain again... The plants just didn't know what to do! But May arrived and it has brought spring at last - we hope! It has also brought children to us - over the last few weeks we have had classes from all three of our local schools, plus Brownies and Beavers. Tadpoles are popular...

Dig In isn't just a place for gardening, it is somewhere to learn about nature. We've been finding what minibeasts we can find in the grass, in the trees, and in the compost bins.

Here's a slug!

The longed-for nice weather has allowed us to get to grips with the grass...

  ...and the kale which has done us so well throughout the winter.

 We've also been cleaning tools ready for next week's groups...

 ...and Roy has been cleaning labels so we can re-use them and not buy more plastic.

 We've loads of seedlings growing in the polytunnel...

 ...and finally got the weather for cleaning the roof! H one side, D the other, "To You To Me To You To Me"

Must be time for a cuppa by now!
If you'd like to join us, we have volunteer sessions on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10am to noon. That does include a tea break! Just get in touch and pop down to have a look.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Willow obelisk workshop

Saturday 26th May 2018 from 1pm - 3pm
Come along and make a willow obelisk for your garden. Perfect for growing beans or sweet peas. To book, please email us 
Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.