The Good Neighbours garden in May Things are really beginning to move in the CGN garden and it was a hive of activity last Friday 15th May. Here are some photos and links to a short video about the garden in May This enhanced photo of the garden was taken a few weeks earlier inContinue reading The Good Neighbours garden in May
Planting Onions on the Good Neighbours plot Spring is happening but on this Friday in March (14-03-14) the weather was a bit chilly, especially as the previous Wednesday had been very warm. We used our time productively to put a new hard tyre wheel on the wheelbarrow (why they usually have pneumatic tyres, that always punctureContinue reading Planting some onions in the CGN Garden plot (video)
Storm Damage The great storm of 13th Feb 2014 will certainly be remembered in Manchester. With winds of over 70 mph buildings were damaged and trees were blown down all over the place. When we came for the Good Neighbours gardening group meeting on Friday 4th Feb we found that the greenhouse has been damagedContinue reading Garden Club surveys the storm damage
Chorlton Good Neighbours Garden: The Story So Far For many years this piece of land at Wilbraham St Ninian’s Church in Chorlton lay unused and largely unseen; a mass of weeds and brambles covering the foundations of an old scout hut. Just eighteen months ago Chorlton Good Neighbours were looking for ways to engage moreContinue reading Chorlton Good Neighbours Garden: The Story So Far…….
Unlike the freezing, snowy morning we had on Wednesday, Good Friday turned out to be gloriously sunny, We made good progress on the Chorlton Good Neighbours Greenhouse and have nearly finished putting in the glass. We were just missing a few overlap clips which B&Q provided too few of. Hopefully we will finish off nextContinue reading Greenhouse nearing completion
When will this weather improve? Between March 21-23 we managed to make progress on installing the four windows in the roof of the greenhouse. Freezing weather meant we could only make a bit of progress each day before our fingers froze, but on Friday 22nd we cheered ourselves up by burning some wood in theContinue reading Installing the greenhouse windows
On a cold damp Friday morning in March (08-03-13) the Chorlton Good Neighbours gardening group made a start on assembling the newly purchased B&Q 10′ x 8′ greenhouse John, our resident DIY supremo had already made a wooden template for the base, so today was about levelling the ground, digging a trench, ramming the earthContinue reading Assembling the Good Neighbours Greenhouse
On a lovely crisp and sunny December day (7-12-12) in the Good Neighbours garden, we lit a fire, baked some potatoes cleared up some rubbish and planted some plants and bulbs. We have been really luck with the weather on our Friday morning gardening sessions ….so far