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The recent rain has done a lot of good at Grapes Hill Community Garden and areas of the garden which where the soil was baked hard are now bursting with plant life.
The woodland flowers have been lovely: primroses, wood spurge, Anemone blanda and sweet woodruff. As summer approaches the mixed planting of ornamental and kitchen herbs will bring a wider range of colours as well as more pollinators such as bees, hoverflies and butterflies.The raised beds are filling up with vegetable seedlings, starting with radishes, spring onions, lettuces and peas, to be followed with summer crops such as dwarf French beans and outdoor cucumbers.
We have two big events scheduled for the summer:
On Sunday 8th July, the day of the Norwich Lanes Fair, we will be celebrating the garden's first birthday with food, a licensed bar, music and plant sales, from 3pm until 9pm.
On Sunday 12th August (2pm - 6pm) there will be an afternoon of poetry in the garden, with wildlife poet Richard Bonfield and members of Norwich Poetry Group.
Admission to both events is free and the garden will continue to be open from 9am until 6pm throughout the summer.
We continue to have garden tasks on Sunday afternoons (2pm - 4pm). Our dates for the late spring and summer are: 6th & 20th May, 3rd & 17th June, 1st, 15th & 29th July and 5th & 19th August 2012.