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Bearpit Work Party!!

We still have lots of planting to do in the Bearpit Garden and that will begin at this work party, where we will be adding arches to grow hops and vines across as well as planting Japanese Quince and roses along the walls of the space and creating a wire framework for them. We’ll also be rebuilding some planters and painting them and sowing seeds in order that we have perennial meadows this year under the trees!!

We will be joined by Bristol University’s horticultural team for the day and everyone is welcome to really kickstart the exciting year of gardening we have planned for the Bearpit!!

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Bearpit Work Party

We have lots to achieve at this session, including a thorough weeding session, plants and seeds to be sown and planted out, and lots and lots of carpentry to be done!!

We will have 20 corporate volunteers joining us, but everyone is welcome to this session. Why not come along and help us continue to make this extraordinary garden?

Please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves if you have them.

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Bristol Potato Day!!

Each year our friends at Pennards Plants, along with other local nurseries, hold a series of Potato Days, where you can go along and buy an enormous variety of seed potatoes, as well as onion and shallot sets and countless varieties of seeds and plants. It’s a real tonic on a dark January afternoon and a reminder that soon we will be crazily planting again and that the season is beginning.

The event is at the Southville Centre and runs from 11am to 3pm. Admission is free and you can find out more, as well as who will be giving free talks on the day, at www.potato-days.net

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Trail Tuesday

We will be working on the garden outside Thomas Chatterton’s Birthplace this week, tidying the space and prepearing it for winter!!

We will be particularly concentrating on the bee border and looking at how we can prune that to ensure maximum flowering next season.0

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A slightly sad update on our Edible Park

Sadly we have to announce that the bees and their beautiful hive that were in the Edible Park at the Quakers Burial Ground, have had to be, temporarily we hope, rehomed to a safer space. This is due to vandalism of the hive which obviously seriously compromises the safety of our bees and so had […]

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Stokes Croft Guerilla Gardening Session

Meet by the bus stop opposite the Full Moon to help us to maintain the beds on and around Stokes Croft!! We will be clearing old plants away and encouraging reseeding by spreading the seeds they have produced along the way!

Do come along and say hello or join in for a while. To quote someone at the bus stop only the other day “what a difference seeing flowers makes when First buses are always bleedin’ late”.

 

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Pollinators Poll: Wildflowers v Wasteland?

So we’ve been talking through various ideas, aims and project plans for 2015. Many of these are simply about continuing and expanding what we started this year, but some (to do with Pollinators and the Pollination story) involve new ideas and initiatives that we’d love to see happen. We have a chance now to apply for a small […]

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