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Despite the scorching heat yesterday, we managed to install six new raised beds and plant fruits in the Walled Garden at the Valley Centre.
Strawberries, currants and berries will (hopefully) grow their for people to share, and, the pathways in between the…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on July 8, 2013 at 13:52 — No Comments
Once the growing season starts, it is nice to have all the necessary equipment to hand. This is a good time of year to...
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on February 13, 2013 at 12:38 — No Comments
In the latest issue of their magazine, the RHS have a feature on edible Community gardens!
They are obviously becoming more and more popular, and, in these difficult times, provide anyone with the chance to grow and pick fresh fruit and vegetables.…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on January 14, 2013 at 13:02 — No Comments
Everything you should be doing in your garden now!
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Added by Paul Scott-Bates on January 9, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments
Children will reap the benefits of growing organic food in schools in the new academic year thanks to a partnership between Garden Organic and Morrisons.
The partnership will enable schools taking part in the Morrisons Let’s Grow scheme to collect vouchers at the weekly shop and exchange them for wide range of gardening resources, including school growing cards, gardening posters, books, organic seeds and teacher training packages, all produced by Garden…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on September 12, 2012 at 13:02 — No Comments
The latest newsletter is now out from our friends at Garden Organic which includes great advise for what to to now.
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on August 10, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments
Another Incredible Edible School!
Some great pictures showing the children (and helpers) and Waterfoot Primary School:…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on June 22, 2012 at 10:57 — No Comments
A few weeks ago, Joanna and I visited the Edible Garden Show at the one-time National Agricultural Centre at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
It was a great day, and, we thoroughly recommend it to anyone (we'll probably visit again in 2013!).
Whilst we were there, we listened to Paul Peacock (a regular on panelist on BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time), give talks…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on April 5, 2012 at 13:02 — No Comments
Are you stuck for something to do this weekend?
Why not have a look at The Edible Garden Show?
The Edible Garden Show are busy planning for another fantastic show. The event is home to celebrity gardeners, chefs, experts and a fantastic range of exhibitors offering our favourite gardening products along with new and exciting products to the market, all available to buy whether you are a seasoned expert or just getting started.
For three fantastic…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on March 15, 2012 at 13:24 — No Comments
Growing your own plants from seed is easy and very satisfying even on the smallest scale.The sight of green shoots poking through dark compost arouses a feeling of parental pride in almost everybody.
Very helpful guide from Garden Organic here:…
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on March 9, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Potatoes are easy and satisfying to grow, yielding a good harvest of eagerly awaited tubers below ground. An enormous selection of varieties is available to the gardener to choose from. These vary considerably in shape, size, colour, cooking and eating qualities, as well as resistance to common potato pests and diseases. It is worth trying a range of types to see which best suits your soil, and your tastes. Whatever you choose, grow them organically - and they'll taste even…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on February 9, 2012 at 12:52 — No Comments
Is January really the month when there’s not much to do in the garden ? No, in fact there is a lot to do this month and here are top ten tips...
1. The answer is in the soil. Remove all plant debris, to reduce the spread of disease and pests. If you need to, continue preparing ground and digging beds ready for next season, but only if the ground is still workable (don’t dig if the soils is wet or heavily…Continue
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on January 12, 2012 at 11:32 — No Comments
There is a great week of activity at starting on Sunday 23 October at Rossendale Museum and Whitaker Park.
Click here for more details.
Following the amazing success of the opening of our Community Garden, Incredible Edible Rossendale have been invited to take part in the event. Please support this great project.
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on October 4, 2011 at 9:24 — No Comments
The One Pot Pledge® is an exciting new grow your own campaign from leading gardening charity Garden Organic.
Their aim is to get 30,000 people who have never grown anything before to give growing a go.
Have a look at their website here - http://www.onepotpledge.org/
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on August 27, 2011 at 7:53 — No Comments
Our friend Dawn Taylor from Whitewell Bottom has been in touch with us about a very worthy cause. Details are below:
The below article really does prove what a crazy world we live in!
Thankfully, the idea of Incredible Edible projects is completely embraced in the UK!
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on July 11, 2011 at 13:13 — No Comments
Our friend Melinda Foster of Fantasy Cupcakes in Rossendale recently scooped a Gold Heart at the recent North West Fine Food Awards.
Read the full story here:
Added by Paul Scott-Bates on June 23, 2011 at 10:37 — No Comments
About time i got round to my second blog post. On the most part gardening weather not been too great in May, so am probably a bit behind, but it's certainly cheering up in June and have been in the garden all day. The main thing i am finding at the moment is impatience. I want to shout at the veg - grow grow grow! Now! Eager beaver that i am. I think it is becasue we had such an early and summerlike spring in April, it felt more like May, so it feels like everything is taking forever to…Continue
Friends of IERoss, Kaspar and Susanne Wimberley, have planted a superb herb garden as part of the Community Garden at Whitaker Par.
All the plants are labelled, and, leaflets describing the plants and their uses are available inside the Museum.
Please go and have a look, maybe plant more or add to the Community Garden itself?