It wasn’t just bees creating a buzz for our first open day for the year. There was a great turnout from members and their families, and we welcomed some new faces, both at the workshop and just coming in to take a look around.
The working bee spread loads of mulch under the fruit trees, netted the nectarine tree, did lots of weeding (as ever) and painted some helpful signs. John led a workshop on pests and predators, ably answering all our questions about how to protect our plants without hurting the environment. Lunch was a feast of homemade goodies, followed by a harvest exchange. We even had some after-lunch music from Giles!
The workshop program continues in February with a talk on our friends the worms.
The garden is looking lovely at the moment. Summer produce is flourishing and everyone seems to be carrying away heavy baskets of fruit and veggies, and sharing what they don’t need. The tomatoes are having a particularly good year in our patch.