Tag Archives: Community gardening

Magical Kale

Not only does Kale have magical health properties….. Continue reading Magical Kale

The Re-homing of the Peas

Moving house is never easy… its exceptionally difficult if you happen to be a 200Kg garden full of Snow Peas!

Continue reading The Re-homing of the Peas

The sunflower strip – now featuring Sweet Peas!

Converting the ‘Sunflower Strip’ to a ‘Sweet Pea’ garden has been quite an underwhelming (success?)

image

This particular garden strip battles a few issues: Continue reading The sunflower strip – now featuring Sweet Peas!

Our garden needs you: Kickstarter update

Kick$tarter Update

Now, more than ever: OUR GARDEN NEEDS YOU!

Kick starter update

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1760707255/mitchell-mews-meadows/posts/949835

(Apologies for ‘tagging’ this post with so many terms – just trying to capture as big an audience as possible. No shame when it comes to repairing  / creating productive gardens!)

Please donate if you can

Propagation 101

Its rare that i buy a plant or seeding now days… i has to be something that i want desperately and right away… otherwise i propagate!

Whether it is seeds or cuttings, there are a few things that you will need to get started: Continue reading Propagation 101

Potting up the Booty :-)

I really wanted to use some of the Castings and Compost i acquired in yesterdays plunder in the propagation mix i was going to use to strikes the cuttings i plundered.

Amongst yesterdays booty was a bucket of propagating sand, so i was able to make a mixture that contained: Continue reading Potting up the Booty 🙂

Reuse and Recycle: Toliet roll pots

Sometimes i struggle to find enough little pots to use when i need to pot up seedlings or propagate cuttings.

Some people love ‘Jiffy Pots’ or ‘Pellets’ but i find that they don’t break down quick enough and are not tall enough to accommodate a good tap root system.

Ive read a few tips and heard from an elderly neighbour that using toilet rolls as transitional pots works really well. Continue reading Reuse and Recycle: Toliet roll pots

14 Days to go

The Raid

Today my friends Dad donated more to gardening efforts than a kick starter project could ever hope to achieve.
Chris and Trish are moving out of their awesome home and today I was let loose on the garden…

Chris filled my car with buckets of nutrients,  compost and castings plus a foam box of about 10000 worms!

His garden was so awesome I was a bit overwhelmed. …

I took some cuttings of many different Hebes, and a white hibiscus (I think I messed this up- I took ‘softwood’ but think I should have taken  a ‘heel’ in the cutting.

Chris has amazing Helebores! So many patches that are flowering like crazy- beautiful greens and rust colored varieties.
I was so overwhelmed I forgot to dig up couple of clumps. … hopefully i might be able to go back in the he next few days and take some clumps. 
They move out this week so I may have missed my only opportunity 😦

Helebores or not, Chris’s contributions will give me enough cuttings and supplies to help create a new patch here at the flats and help make more people smile:-)

Thanks again Reardon Family

Pics tomorrow of worms and cuttings being planted out. ..

Bellis Perennis

I have a real love of easy to grow flowers.
When I was really little,  I remember that every time my Grandmother came over she would dig daisies out of our lawn!

I thought it was a hoot to see my old Nan digging bits out of our lawn and sticking them in a plastic bag in her hand bag (she always had a plastic bag tucked inside her hand bag…. I actually think she probably always traveled with a pair of seceteurs too!). Continue reading Bellis Perennis

Shameless /kickstarter

The new east side strip has been a success in many ways:

  • All the seeds have sprouted
  • The productive end has already given us Radishes and Rocket!
  • The Residents of Mitchell Mews now stop and chat!

With this success in mind, I’d really like to reclaim the garden near the fence on the eastern side. Continue reading Shameless /kickstarter