Monthly Archives: March 2018

March Working Bee

It was a small but dedicated band of gardeners that attended the working bee. The NEPA works were barely audible!

We emptied the worm bath onto the bed in preparation for planting garlic. The worm baths are now up and running. Jeff is making a sign to indicated which baths are ready to accept food scraps and which are in rest mode – watch out for those signs!

One bed was prepared for planting onions (no sheep poo, as they like the soil pretty plain). The sunflowers were stripped of their leaves and snow peas were planted at the base.

The area between the igloo and the wicking beds was weeded and mulched, as was the area between the citrus bed and Louise, Pete and Ruby’s plot.

Wheelbarrows now float along as Jeff has pumped up all the tyres!

Jeff made a start on cleaning out and tidying the locked metal shed and will continue at the next working bee.

We also started pruning the apricot tree, on the north side of the garlic/onion bed, but it will need some further attention with a saw. Louise volunteered to continue with this later.

As usual, a delicious morning tea was had by all.

That’s it ’til next working bee, on Sunday 29th April. Grange Rd re-opens on 6th April, so there will be no need to take a cut lunch and sleeping bag to the plot anymore!


Oriana, Jeff, Ngaire and Louise

February Working Bee

Such beautiful, sunny weather for our end of Summer working bee on Sunday 25th Feb 2018.

Plenty of weeds were removed around the apple, apricot trees and edges of the fence to be composted. Our green lawns were mowed well and the weeds and rockery around the first shed rearranged and significantly improved.

Kendra’s photos below look great! Especially of the hard work from Alan around the garden flower bed behind the kitchen shed. Thanks Kendra!

Short but effective day, and hope that sowing and planting of those Autumn flowers, shrubs and vegetables turn out fantastic.

Selena and Chris