The community gardening project has had a slow start but is really starting to take off now. We must have about 20 or 30 members who are involved in the project at Antrim Castle Gardens. Back in April we designed detailed planting plans and chose mostly perennial plants for the site, however, during May- June there were various delays that meant our group couldn't meet. Then at the end of June we had a phone call that a large number of bedding plants were at our disposal if we wanted them. This was great news as our group had only been involved in digging over and weeding beds thus far.
Left: A range of plants (lobelia, begonia, alyssum, geranium / pelargonium, snapdragon, perilla) are given to our group.
|First, as a group, we discuss ideas for planting.|
|We agree a planting scheme, then we get suck in - this is the fun part!|
|Above and Below: This is our first planting result as a group. We're all quite happy with the result. Soon we will be using the glasshouse in the background to grow from seed.|
|I usually take the photos, however, I'm in this one (far right).|
To see the 1st blog post on the project - click here.
A further update on the community project (part 2) will be posted later this week.
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