Last Thursday – 19/4/12 – was the first day of the gardening project – we’re still getting up and running so not everything (shelter during rain, raised beds) are ready, put we did have our first session where (between heavy showers) we planted a few strawberries out in the strawberry patch and painted a couple of boards for the raised beds.
Due to the rain we stayed up at the plot from 10-12, then decided the rain was too much, so we walked down to Croxted Road Garden Centre which is based under a railway arch – see the photo here;
|Croxted Road Garden Centre|
We then decided to head to a cafe at Herne Hill to warm up. We ended up in Steves Cafe where we discussed any ideas how we could improve the project and what we could do when it rains.
All in all, the session went well, but the rain didn’t help with any of the jobs which needed to be done on the allotment, but we got some jobs done and know where the local garden centre – and cafe – are!