Autumn is here and we are working hard to make sure that the nectar garden will be ready to burst into bloom for spring and summer next year. Many of us have been growing on cuttings, and thanks to the soil improver donated by Amey, the ground is almost ready for planting. Over the next few weeks we will add a ring of mulch around all the trees on site, to make sure that the grasses don’t compete with them for water next year. If you have cottage garden type pollinating plants you could donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have some wonderful new benches located around the field – now you can rest and enjoy the lovely views in between your exercise. We will eventually put another bench next to the petanque court, as the 2 junior benches are a bit low for those who are not quite so fit as they used to be!
We will soon put up some signs for ‘volunteer Fridays’ – these will be held on one Friday afternoon a month, when we hope you will come and join us to do a bit of weeding, mulching or planting. Seeing results of your work is so rewarding and gardening is certainly good for the soul!
If you are on social media, don’t forget to check our Instagram and Facebook pages (search for “Duxfordgreen”) – there you can see all our progress photos and some of the wonderful shots taken by parishioners. Thanks to Adrian for the evening shots above and to Malcolm for the rainbow.
It is so encouraging to hear how much you all enjoy the space when we are working on the field – it seems that our new community space really does lift people’s spirits in these strange and worrying times.
If you would like to join our team, please get in touch and consider becoming a “Friend” – it is £25 per year for a family and £15 per year if you are single.