Water, water…

Following on from the hail storm the other day when we were awash with water today the tap wasn’t working… After a few awkward moments and running up and down the stairs with watering cans it happily came back on again. Crisis averted as it’s a long walk up a few flights of stairs to … Continue reading Water, water…

Apres le Deluge…

Volunteers were caught in the hail and rain storm that swept through the Barbican area on Tuesday. Still – it is the week of the Chelsea Flower Show so some bad weather is inevitable! The hostas had some damage to the leaves because of the hail. The runner beans – with their wigwam – were … Continue reading Apres le Deluge…

Hard at Work

Yesterday’s volunteers took these photos which show how well the plants are settling in. Check out the size of those hosta leaves which are still looking perfect. Perhaps we have found a secret place where there are no slugs and snails! Even the two planters with the veg are growing up and with some more … Continue reading Hard at Work

Gardeners’ Visit

Members of the City’s Barbican gardening team dropped by to inspect the new garden. In spite of torrential rain and freezing temperatures the pop up planting got the professional thumbs up. The Barbican team have also created another new garden over the last few months. Designed of Nigel Dunnett, the creator of the meadows in … Continue reading Gardeners’ Visit

Maintenance

Christine Clifford, one of our wonderful team of volunteers who is looking after the maintenance of the garden, was on site yesterday and gave us this update: On a drizzly threatening to be very wet day we did our first maintenance volunteering session. It coincided with a visit from the Barbican Estate gardener team. Yes … Continue reading Maintenance