Taste Tideswell Community Garden

November 25, 2014 | Filed under: 2014, December 2014

OUR FIRST CERTIFICATE – The Garden has received a certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society project called -‘In your Neighbourhood’. The garden has been classed as ‘thriving’ which is excellent news. Our certificate will be displayed around the village – at present it can be seen in the Peak Volumes Book Shop Window. We were also given a bag of daffodil bulbs and they will be going on the poppy bank along with some bluebell bulbs that someone has kindly donated. If anyone has any more spring bulbs for planting they will be gratefully received. There was still a poppy in flower at the beginning of November but I think we have now seen the last of them, hopefully they will be back again next year.

GARDEN BUDGET – We have had a meeting with the Derbyshire Dales Council Voluntary Service and they may be able help us finance the running of the garden which is good news. It does mean forming a formal community garden group. If anyone is interested in being involved in this new venture, please contact either Judy or Maureen.

NOVEMBER WORKPARTY – We concentrated on clearing out the shed and tidying up all the garden tools and pots this month, but we did manage to get some gardening done as well. We still have some broccoli, leeks, pak choi, brussel sprouts and kale growing as well as lots of lovely herbs so well worth a visit. In November we also held a garden planning meeting to give thought to what we would be doing in the garden next season.

TIDESWELL LUNCHEON CLUB – This month we were able to use some of the leeks and herbs from the garden to make a lovely leek colcannon. I am now keeping my fingers crossed that the Brussel sprouts will be ready for the Christmas Lunch, they’re looking good at the moment BUT … If anyone is interested or knows anyone who would be interested in finding out more about the Luncheon Club, please contact either Val Pinnegar (871083) or Dorothy Sellars (871575). It’s always good food and good company.

WORKING WITH THE SCHOOL GARDENING CLUB – In November we gave the club some big pots so they could plant their spring bulbs and in return we not only got a barrow load of mulch, the mulch was also spread around the fruit bushes by enthusiastic little helpers. Another time they all came to the community garden to find out what we do and what is still growing. A really good start towards working together.

If you would like to become involved in any way with the garden please call Maureen (871542) or Judy (872408). And visit Tideswell Kitchen Garden Group Facebook Page to see how we get on throughout the year.