Who said gardeners rest in winter? These ones are BUSY!

Just before Christmas, Pembroke Pocket Garden was visited by an industrious troop of gardeners, who put their hands to work preparing for spring.

The first stage compost heap was near overflowing so Hannah and Daniel bravely emptied it into the second stage heap. This took lots of shovelling, stamina and a fair amount of determination to override fear of worms!

Loving the worms in the compost heap!

2012-12-15 11.51.23Hannah and Daniel getting stuck into the compost.

Our youngest gardener, Ruthy, is never afraid to get her hands dirty, and helped us to weed away old dying plants and plant on some new herbs.

2012-12-15 12.16.41 Ruthy doesn't need gloves to weed!

Fitsum did a great job sieving the soil so that it was free of weeds and roots and ready for new plants.

Fitsum sieving the soil

Monika and Kevin made quick but careful work finishing the trellis on the shelter too. Imagine how lovely it will look with french beans growing up it in spring!

Kevin gets his hammer at the ready

Monika finishing off the trellis,

Despite it being mid december we had great weather apart from a sudden shower in the middle during which we huddled under the shelter before heading inside Pembroke House for mulled apple and mince pies.

Huddling under the shelter during the shower

So hard working were the gardeners that we stayed an extra 30 minutes to wash some boxes clean so that they are ready for local people to take and use to grow their own in. If you would like some – please do get in touch by contacting pembrokecommunitygarden@gmail.com or calling 07871 955 394!

Collecting boxes for washing

Our next gardening session will be on Sat Jan 26th from 11.30am – 2pm. Please do pop along  – we always welcome new people!

3 thoughts on “Who said gardeners rest in winter? These ones are BUSY!

  1. Pingback: A reflective farewell and invitation to celebrate two years of growing together | Pembroke Pocket Garden

  2. Marilia

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