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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Grapes Hill Community Garden - Spring Tasks Begin - 25 March

We thoroughly enjoyed our Look Forward To Spring event on 19th February. It was a cold but sunny day and our teas and homemade soups kept visitors warm, as did some energetic nestbox building. Norfolk Master Gardeners and Master Composters came along and we had a seed swap and an RSPB information stall. We now have several nestboxes in the garden.

In March we resume our fortnightly gardening tasks. The first one is on Sunday 11th March (2 - 4pm), then Sunday 25th March and so on. This year we will be part of Norwich's entry to Britain In Bloom and we can hopefully demonstrate how a garden containing lots of edible plants can be ornamental and good for wildlife too.

On Friday 16th March we are holding a talk and slideshow at The Belvedere Centre on Belvoir Street, Norwich, NR2 3AZ, from 7 - 9pm. Entitled Norwich 1850 - 1950, it will be given by Peter and Rosemary Salt, who have an extensive collection of old photographs of Norwich. Admission is free. See http://www.grapeshillcommunitygarden.org/events.htm for up to date details of all our events.

Snowdrops started flowering in mid February and our daffodils and primroses should be in flower by the end of March.

The garden is open to visitors free of charge every day (9am - 4.30pm in winter, then 9am - 6pm from the end of March) and we will be holding more events during the year.

For more information on the garden see our website and Facebook page.

Jeremy Bartlett.

Photo by Jeremy Bartlett - Look Forward To Spring, 19th February 2012