Sep 222017
 

 

Check out the photos above, they show plants of interest in the garden for the month of September. The names are listed here in the order that they appear…

  1. Hylotelephium (Herbstfreude Group) ‘Herbstfreude’. Common name: Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
  2. Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’. Common name: Sunflower ‘Lemon Queen’

  3. Achillea ‘Moonshine’. Common name: Yarrow ‘Moonshine’

  4. Persicaria amplexicaulis. Common name: Red bistort

  5. Kniphofia ‘Sunningdale Yellow’. Common name: Red-hot poker ‘Sunningdale Yellow’

It’s been a busy time in the garden: We’ve been cutting out raspberry canes and tying in the new ones; weeding the maze and veg. beds; grass cutting; turning compost; raking/scarifying the meadow; finishing off pruning the espaliered apple trees and harvesting. The Autumn fruiting raspberries are ready now, as are sweede, leek and parsnip. We’re also still digging tatties.

The new academic year has started and so the garden is being used by schools once again. The Meadow Park school (Part of Knox Academy) are using the garden on Wednesday afternoons. These are students with Autism or Aspergers. The Compass school started again on Monday 4th September, they’re using the garden on Monday mornings as a venue for the John Muir Award. The John Muir award are using the garden as a good example in their promotional material. The Rural Skills Development students are using the garden all day on Thursday’s, they started on 7th September.

There have also been several new volunteers that have started, a big welcome to you all and thanks for joining the team!

Other things that have happened recently in the garden include: a mindfulness workshop on 2nd September, this was a great success and raised £80 for the garden. There was a flower demonstration on 16th September which received really good feedback. There was also an apple pruning workshop in Aberlady this Wednesday past.

 

 

Alasdair

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