Monday, 8 September 2014

Early September Newsletter

Penge Green Gym Newsletter



Dear Penge Green Gym Supporters


Harvest time at Winsford Gardens

After a very changeable (and soggy) August, September has brought calm and warm weather with it.  The gardens are full of trees laden with fruit.  The large pear trees are dropping their fruit, along with apple, crab apple, Elderberries and our new urban orchard trees have their first few Medlars and Green Gages.  We still have lots of colour in the garden with the sunflowers, black eyed susans and ubiquitous Cosmos.

Excitingly we've had our first resident move into our bog garden.  This frog was enjoying his/her new home amongst the bog plants.  We also welcome back a slow worm in our compost bins.  It was making a quick exit so hopefully it was not too disturbed.


Wednesday 17th September Session

We will be having a shortened session on Wednesday 17th due to a corporate event.  We will finish at approximatley 12.30.  We will be back to normal the following week.  
Vegetable 'Silly' Seed Sale
TCV Retail has a very special offer on the online shop at the moment. All our vegetable seeds are only 99p each with free delivery*. There are only a limited number of each variety available (quantities vary) and the seeds need to be sown by September 2015.

So if you have a food growing project, local community allotment or just want a few packets (or more) for yourself, then take a look at the online shop (using the link above) to take advantage of this great offer.
Please feel free to pass this offer onto your volunteers, friends, family etc
*free delivery is available only on the vegetable seeds - if you purchase another product with the vegetable seeds you will be charged the standard delivery charge.
Other Projects
We are digging 2 new beds where the willow arch used to be.  We hope to make another sensory bed area which has been so successful.  The bog garden interpretation board is now complete and looks fantastic.  We hope to cut down some willow for new fencing and other projects going into the winter.


The AGM was held on 30th July.  Details can be found on our website.