Thursday, 23 November 2017

Work to demolish 188 Marsh Street

Contractors working on Behalf of Network Rail will soon begin works to demolish their property at 188 Marsh Street.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Top ten vegetables to be grown over winter

There are many vegetables that can be grown successfully over the winter months, Some outdoors and others in poly tunnels and greenhouses.

If you would like to grow crops through the winter months Thompson and Morgan have listed their top ten winter vegetables on their website here.

Vegetable seeds to sow in October

If you would like to keep harvesting vegetable crops through winter and into next year there is good news. There are several varieties that can been sown now and grown throughout the winter months if given a little protection.

For details of the top 5 vegetable seeds to sow now please visit the Gardeners World website here.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Preparing for winter - tool and equipment maintenance

It is always beneficial to keep tools in good working order, cleaning and drying them after use, but with winter approaching it is well worth giving them a little more attention. Simple tasks such as sharpening cutting tools and spraying metal surfaces with a coating of oil, particularly those difficult to reach areas such as hedge trimmer blades, will help make tools last longer and perform better.

Changing colour in our planted borders

A variety of wildlife enjoying the autumn sun

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Reviewing onsite policies and procedures

A morning in the cabin reviewing the relevant policies and procedures. In particular ensuring our risk assessments and equipment instructions are current and available onsite.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Planting bulbs in pots and containers

Bulbs can make a colourful display in pots, containers and borders. They are one of the easiest plants to grow. If you want to provide colour in your containers or garden borders next spring, plant your bulbs from October until December before the hard frosts.

If you are spoilt for choice and just not sure what to plant Gardeners Worlds have listed their top ten bulbs for planting in pots and containers on their website here.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Enjoying the September sun

It only takes a little bit of sunshine to encourage a variety of wildlife onto our wilder areas; common lizards, red admiral butterflies and bumblebees all taking advantage of the September sun.

Its beginning to look a lot like autumn

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Important notice

It is with regret that after nearly 15 years volunteering on the project and following medical advice regarding recent health issues Graham cannot continue with his duties as coordinator and gardener/handyman and has made the difficult decision to stand down from these roles by the end of this year (2017).

As a result Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC are looking to recruit the following on a voluntary basis:

1. Coordinator - responsible for the overall day to day running of the project and acting as a point of contact.
2. Gardener/handyman - responsible for ensuring the garden and its facilities are kept well maintained, tidy and safe to use.

Experience is preferred but not essential however; reliability, the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team are crucial to the successful running of our project.

Hopefully this notice will allow time to find a replacement/s that can fill these positions and commit time to the future success of the project. 

As it may be that the project would need to cease operating if these roles cannot be filled we would be very much interested in hearing from any individual and/or organisation that could help fill these positions or offer any potential solution to this issue. 

Thank you.