Sunday, 18 December 2016

Happy Xmas from Empty Common

Pic: Pixabay

Xmas is next week! Season's Greetings to all our readers across the world... we sometimes look at the analytics and noticed we have followers from far and wide...

In mid November, Empty Common Garden had a spot on the Transition stall at the Circular Cambridge Festival. Here are Simone and Michela presenting the garden in the Speakers' Corner. Simone talked about what the four seasons are like at Empty Common while showing the pictures prepared by Charlotte. Michela talked about what Empty Common offers to children and she shared her experience of building bug houses. Thank you Jacky Sutton-Adam for the support pre talk and to Elena Moses for the photo.

Here comes December...

December has been a mixed bag. We had some freezing spells then the weather got mild again and now we are experiencing fog... Despite the cold and fog, volunteers are still working hard in the garden. Outside it's bed clearing time, weeding and covering all exposed soil with compost and manure. We are getting some fresh one...

The polytunnel has been cleared and cleaned. We were surprised that the lettuce survived the frosts as it was not a winter variety. Unfortunately most of the chilli peppers sulked and perhaps we should take them into a warm house next year.

The Old Burwell wheat that was planted in November has been netted. Meanwhile in a home in Cambridge beans are drying, getting ready for next year...

I have still lots of pictures to share, so watch this space for some archive images... Happy Xmas everyone!

Empty Common's festive tree...

This message was sent yesterday... "Our beautiful Christmas tree was decorated with snail shells, Brussels sprouts and baubles from our garden. Volunteers worked together to clean up and turn over the three sisters' patch... we were a small but mighty group and it was, as always, a beautiful day in ECCG." 

Thank you all for sending lovely photos and information... this is appreciated by members who cannot come every week and readers from all over the world. Here is the list of our readers... we are big in Russia!

Readers from the start until now....

United Kingdom
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