Community Garden Workparty

The weather wasn’t promising as we embarked on a tidy-up of our town centre gardens but we’re well used to the drizzle this summer.  Norman and I started on the Newmarket Street site, planting some lobelia which was kindly donated by Falkirk Council, and removing the cigarette ends which are still unfortunately blighting the garden.  The herbs are coming along beautifully – the lemon mint smells wonderful.

We did a quick litter pick in Bean Row and admired the veg – looking forward to the Soup & Stovies Day at our AGM on 1st September!  Norman took some great photos of the beans and other greens.

Kings Court looked fine so we headed for Arnot Street where we were joined by Jean.  We planted more of the Council bedding plants and I was surprised at how good the yellow marigolds looked in between the lavender.
As usual, we were encouraged by appreciative glances and nods from passers-by, and we had a more in-depth chat with a woman who has adopted a neglected piece of ground near her home and turned it into a beautiful garden which everyone can enjoy.
Sandra Burt, Community Gardening team

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