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Seedlings and Mosses

In the garden last week, we started off our 2021 chillies and tomatoes by sowing three hundred tomato seeds and two hundred and forty chilli seeds which are now tucked up in our heated propagators. The seeds should take around 10 – 14 days to germinate when  we will see the first tiny leaves pushing up […]

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Greenhouses in Lockdown

Our normal priority is always to get as many people involved in the Community Greenhouses as possible, so it is with a heavy heart, that we have decided to suspend normal volunteering and visiting until mid-March.  If things improve and get safer in relation to Covid, we will let you know in our Wednesday email […]

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Hats off and a heads up on Xmas Dates

Hats off and a heads up to all of you hardy gardeners who are intending to continue to volunteer at BPCG up to 20th Dec, This is our last day of volunteering and public opening.  So we will be closed for garden volunteering and visiting from Monday 21st December through to Wednesday 6th January, opening […]

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Windows to Nature

Over the coming weeks, we are going to be improving and creating more wildlife habitats around the gardens. We will be making and putting up bird nesting boxes, bat boxes and solitary bee homes.  We will also place webcams in a few. This is all part of a Postcode Local Trust funded BPCG project called ‘Windows to […]

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Last of the 2020 Harvests

Last week in the garden, we harvested our last root veg of 2020.  These are Oca, the gorgeous little red tubers with the attractive (and edible) clover like foliage which we grow in our perennial veg bed. Oca is sometimes referred to as one of the “lost crops of the Incas,” because it’s still mostly […]

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