Saturday, 28 September 2013

Cup winners...

Tuesday started with one of those misty mornings that remind you that autumn is on its way.

Off out to do a couple of hours of tidying the raised beds we planted up earlier in the year. They looked amazing - particularly the bio-diversity bed, which was looking pretty sad even after we planted it up back in June. Now it is lush and full, and brimming over with life - the formerly rock hard soil has worms in it, which is really fab, and insects are buzzing happily around the flowers. A couple of things were starting to take over, so some (not all) of those were weeded out and a few other bits and bobs added in to the mix.

The edible bed.
It will be interesting to watch how things change over winter, and a bit of a challenge to make sure that there is something to look at throughout the colder months. Remarkably little litter - but a lot of cigarette stubs strewn around. Still, several people stopped to say how much they admired and appreciated the difference we have made to the space, which is great to hear.

The bio-diversity bed, for bees and butterflies.
The good news is that on Tuesday evening the group was awarded 'runner up in the Best Community Garden and also Overall Winner for exceptional and outstanding contribution for Sudbury in Bloom', which no doubt helped the town reach its goal of taking Gold in the 2013 Anglia in Bloom competition. There's a trophy and a certificate, and gardening vouchers which we can use for more plants! Wooohooo!

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