JAN/FEB 2017 MUSINGS by Maz Gardening Volunteer at Tatton Park Walled Kitchen Garden, Knutsford, Cheshire I start my blog with good wishes to all WKGN members for a splendid gardening year. My thanks to the lovely Elizabeth for her words of encouragement. A grey day didn’t dampen the spirits of 15 of the Tuesday Team as they started their garden volunteering year with a walk through the Parkland, passing the two herds of Red and Fallow Deer, and the Millennium Wood, to Knutsford for coffee at a Turkish Café, then back to Tatton for lunch in the Stables Restaurant. This now traditional walk gears us up to start back to work… Read more »
Our next Annual Forum will take place at WEST DEAN WALLED KITCHEN GARDEN on the 23rd and 24th of September. Further details will follow but in the meantime please contact Lucy Pitman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or comments.
Our first newsletter of the year, February 2017 Wonderful to see our volunteers back at the garden last week for our first session of this new year. The garden felt wonderfully peaceful – just that point in the year when everything draws breath and you can almost see the natural turnaround towards spring. The snow drops around the house here are stunning and looking so bright and fresh in today’s brilliant sunshine – you can really catch the lovely scent of them in the still air and they are such a welcome indicator of longer days ahead. Our current volunteer session is still on a Thursday afternoon from 1pm till 4pm… Read more »
Gillian Blease writes. . . . . We are a small market garden in West Ardnamurchan growing and selling produce to local residents and visitors to the area. The Lighthouse at Ardnamurchan Point has 3 wonderful walled gardens – originally used by the lighthouse keepers for crops and livestock – now currently empty – which we are planning to develop in partnership with the the lighthouse trust. There is a disused well in one of the gardens and a stone clamp/cold store in another. It is as far west as you can get on the British mainland with wonderful views and wildlife, and whilst it benefits from the mild temperatures… Read more »