When we announced our ‘Barn’ project two weeks ago quite a number of you pressed the link and voted. But if you didn’t vote then and haven’t voted at the greenhouse please vote now. We have committed to getting 2000 votes from volunteers, park users and partners so your vote really counts.

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This week in the garden we will be earthing up our potato bed.  We also have red celery to plant out in the upper four crop veg beds.

The gate borders are weeded and now ready to have Ammi visnaga planted in them. This is a really pretty plant, sometimes known as Bishop’s Weed. It has a white umbelliferous flower.

The vine in the greenhouse needs to be pruned too. We will cut off the new growth one leaf after the second bunch of grapes. We will also be planting more climbing beans outside in the legumes beds in the four crop rotations we run.

In the woodland we need to do some tidying and clearing away of weeds that are encroaching onto the paths.

On Sunday at 3pm we will have a volunteers meeting. If you can take minutes of the meeting, please let Cat know on garden@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk  The agenda for the meeting is here.  Do let Cat know if there are other things you’d like discussed.

Tomorrow, on Thursday 23rd May there’s a Seasonal Dyeing workshop 6.30pm to 8.30pm,  Taking a strong seasonal focus in this session, Mette will cover preparing the dye fibre, preparing and dyeing with natural dye baths and keeping records of your dye experiments. Together, we’ll also explore gathering and storing natural dyestuffs which are in season. There are 2 free tickets on this workshop for BPCG volunteers.  Please contact Kate on director@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk if you would like one of these!  For more detail and to book go here

This Sunday 26th May, Ursula and Kate are running another market stall at Herne Hill market selling our lovely plants.  If you can help Ursula and Kate any time between 9.30am and 4pm, please let Kate know by replying to this email.  Many thanks.

Also on this Sunday 26th May, 11.30am to 2.00pm, there are still a few tickets available for Jelena’s Fermentation workshop where you can learn to make Sunny kraut
Spring pickles and Sparkling probiotic drink. Book here There’s also one free space left for a BPCG volunteer. Reply to this email if you can help out and take part from 10.45am to 2.30pm.