Spring news!

Hi everyone
Spring is here and it’s a great time to get outdoors, enjoy the lighter evenings, and the returns of the greenery.  This time of year in the garden every day another tree or bush comes into leaf, the polytunnel is full of new seedlings and the garden is full of birdsong.  We’re especially chuffed this year as our new little pond is FULL of FROGSPAWN!  The frogs stopped visiting the big pond and so last year we dug another pond hoping we could tempt them back and they came!  Loads of them! It’s always joy to watch these little tiddlers develop and I hear there’s lots in St Andrews Park and up at Horfield common so get yourselves there if you can and get a front row seat for this marvelous metamorphosis.
This month in the garden we’ll be busy sowing THOUSANDS of all kinds of flower, veg and herb seeds in pots in the polytunnels and then outside as the soil warms up.  Come and get involved any Wednesday for the usual chatting, weeding, planting, barrowing and drinking tea.  If it’s your first time please aim to come along at 12:00 or 2:30 so we can show you around. You’re welcome to come for just a look around and a chat, or bring small folk along too explore the garden. You’ll find us behind Horfield Prison through the second allotment gates at the end of Monk Rd.  No need to come every week or stay all day, we’ve got jobs to suit all energy levels.  No experience or tools necessary and we’re a friendly bunch and you’ll get lovely harvests to take home every week.
This Easter we’re running our usual fab adventure days for children ages 5-12 Tuesday April 4th and Thursday April 13th 10-3:30. This time they can expect baking, making, playing, climbing and building and also maybe being chased around by an angry egg. These often fill up very fast so if you’d like to go on the mailing list to find out when bookings open you can join HEREAnd our family adventure day for children with SEND and their siblings will be running Thursday 6th April 11-3 there’s more info HERE
Last month we were very happy and honoured that our friend Elaine chose our garden to put up a plaque for her husband Hugh Vickers. We were lucky that this kind and funny man chose the garden as a place to spend lots of his time and energy; bashing through the weeds and dropping all manner of conversational tidbits into our break times.  He is missed and this lovely little memorial is perfect to bring him to mind.
AND finally please put our Big Spring Fair in your diaries! Saturday 13th  May 1-4!  We’ve been working really hard to make the garden look gorgeous and we’d love for you to come and enjoy it.   We’ll have lots of plants to buy, wonderful choirs and a bands to enjoy, junk drumming to get involved with, cakes and pizza to munch on, loads of free kids’ activities and LOADS MORE!