In January 2015 we had two mosaic making workshops led by Nicola Winter. This time we branched out into making spherical mosaics on concrete mould made by Nicola. They were on the end of metal rods so that we could ‘plant’ the finished Alium style mosaics in the Chorlton Good Neighbours garden Joyce and DorothyContinue reading Making mosaics for the Good Neighbours Garden
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
Christmas Meal 2013 75 Chorlton Good Neighbours users, volunteers, trustees and staff had an excellent Christmas meal at the Hough End Centre on Fri 13th December. Here are some photos of this event which as well as the meal included a raffle and bingo. All the proceeds from the raffle went as a tipContinue reading Christmas Meal 2013
Winter Warmer event at Trafalgar Court Good Neighbours had a stall at the “Winter Warmer” event at Trafalgar Court, an Anchor Housing scheme in Whalley Range on Thursday Nov 14th 2013. Carolyn O’Hanlon organised the stall and was helped by Peter Flynn and Bernard Leach The event was well attended, with lots of stalls andContinue reading Winter Warmer event at Trafalgar House (video)
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…….
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