The Garden had to move some heritage apple trees to make room for a new fence with the tennis club. Here’s the pictorial story:
- Waiting for relocation >>>
2. Preparing the new beds to receive the apple trees into the anti-aviary >>>
3. On its way, slowly! >>>
4. Carefully removing the tree from the front end loader >>>
5. Placing the apple tree into the prepared garden bed >>>
6. All done. >>>
In the end, we have happy trees and relieved gardeners.
Isaac happily demonstrates the fruit tree pruning process.
He shows us through some of the things to look for.
We all get hands on and practice what we’ve learnt.
Due to popular demand, we are holding a workshop for grafting fruit trees.
When: 10.00am – 3pm, Saturday 5th September 2020
What: It’s a hands-on workshop demonstrating the techniques for grafting fruit trees.
Grow your own – graft your own!
Cost: $20 for the day (includes 1 free rootstock & 1 scion)
Participants will be taking home a young grafted fruit tree of their choice along with grafting knowledge from the workshop.
Flyer can be downloaded here: Flyer A5 Grafting Workshop Sept 2020.
Numbers are strictly limited to 20 so please book early for a spot
NB: This event will go ahead depending on the restrictions re: Covid19.
With great regret, we have closed our Community Garden to the public, its members and volunteers until further notice.
We look forward to resuming our usual activities once the threat of COVID-19 transmission has passed.
Do check out our Facebook Page in the interim.
Good luck to you all and please stay safe.
Apologies for the lack of news on our website lately.
Once the drought, fires and floods had passed this summer, we surveyed our community garden beds and found that many of the veggies that had come to a standstill, trying to cope with the weather conditions, dust storms etc, had sprung back into life and were bearing well.
Just in time for our local Moss Vale Agricultural Show, in fact. We love supporting our local show!
So, we gathered all manner of organic fruit & vegetables that we could submit as entries in the Pavilion. Although we felt our chosen exhibits were not up to our usual standards, we were aware that everyone else growing backyard food in the Shire was in the same boat. And it is exciting waiting in anticipation to see how many 1st and 2nd prizes we have won. We even won two sashes this year for the “Most Successful Exhibitor – Vegetables” AND “Most Successful Exhibitor – Fruit”.
Here are photos of some of the other results! There are even more on our Facebook page.
Why don’t you join in and submit some veggies of your own next year?