Frogs, Woodchip and the Golden Autumnal Sun

As we boasted in our last installment, Chorlton Good Neighbours Gardening Club came up with quite a little harvest in our first year considering we only had three raised beds to grow in. At this week’s Thursday Coffee Morning we sold our harvest to raise money for next year’s seeds. It was very interesting discussing vegetable growing with everyone who came up to the stall and I think a few people have been introduced to the wonders of kale and pak choi for the first time! Thank you to everyone who made a donation!.

On our second session down the plot, the autumnal sun graced us with its presence giving a golden hue to every leaf and twig…and err frog.

Unfortunately there was no time for napping – we had a big pile of branches and leilandii to deal with. Out came the woodchipping machine. Using this machine felt a little like birthing a calf backwards. The end result was we turned a bunch of branches into a fragrant pile of woodchip.

As well as the woodchip, I think we gained an enormous sense of wellbeing just from being outside on such a lovely day. Its amazing what a fresh air, exercise and chat can do. Peter’s smile says it all.
Our Gardening Sessions are 10-12 every Friday. If you would like to find out more contact us on 0161-881-2925 or come along to our office at St Ninian’s Church, Egerton Road South and have a look for yourself. 
Carolyn O’Hanlon
Older Men Development Worker