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12/03/2014

In Pictures: Community Planting Day

In Pictures: Community Planting Day

A lovely time at the garden today. Help from Bill, Jennie, Rab and Sam, Lorna, Caitlin and Caleb, Dave, Jackie and Andy, Lindsey and Ian and Alexander. Donations of cakes and biscuits also from Jacqueline, Christine, Linda and Liz, Lorna, Jennie and a couple of packets of biscuits via the prayer meeting for next time. [ more… ]

02/03/2014

Scraping and Shaping for Spring

Scraping and Shaping for Spring

March is here, and with it Spring has sprung. Well, it feels like that. There are snowdrops appearing around the Meadow,  and lots of activity going on to bring the garden back to life after the winter. Mark (the JCB King) was back this morning, doing some shaping and scraping for us – to be [ more… ]

12/11/2013

Futureshape? Eco Challenge Fund grant awarded to the King’s Meadow

Futureshape? Eco Challenge Fund grant awarded to the King's Meadow

 It was announced at the Baptist Assembly in Scotland last weekend that the King’s Meadow has been awarded a grant from the Futureshape? Eco Challenge Fund. Run by BMS World Mission, this fund is financed by carbon offsetting travel of BMS and related staff, as well as travel to Baptist Assemblies in the UK. Most [ more… ]

12/11/2013

Not just tatties

Not just tatties

Although we’ve talked about potatoes quite a lot (and we did harvest several bucketfuls of them!) there have been plenty of other things growing in the King’s Meadow this year. Some beautiful wild flowers, parsley, squash, marrows, leeks, and a peculiar green thing that looks like an extra from a sci-fi movie. Can anyone tell [ more… ]

09/11/2013

In Pictures: Getting ready for Spring

In Pictures: Getting ready for Spring

We had a bulb planting session last Saturday, making use of the new raised beds and ensuring that we have some colours emerging in the Spring. Plenty to get involved in for young and old – we particularly appreciated the harvest from the chocolate brownie tree and the coffee bush!

12/10/2013

In Pictures: Beds in place

In Pictures: Beds in place

Our new raised beds (as reported in the previous post) were put in place last weekend by Mark from local firm Graham Irvine. Mark is a grand master of the JCB (actually it was a Caterpillar) – he levelled and lifted and spun and nudged and filled to our hearts delight. There is no doubt [ more… ]

23/09/2013

The solution for sleepy gardeners?

The solution for sleepy gardeners?

After our last article in the Peeblesshire News, we had a phone call from John Irving of Advance Construction. They had five large raised beds which had been built for a development up in Edinburgh, but had gone unused. Would we like them, he asked, for £250? Two of us went up to have a [ more… ]

19/08/2013

Tools, glorious tools

Had a phone call this morning, from a lovely lady offering us about a gazillion hand tools for use in the King’s Meadow. She’d read about the garden in the PBC Newsletter that’s just gone out around the South side of Peebles, and saw our request for tools. We’re hoping to get groups like Brownies [ more… ]

22/07/2013

First of the tatties emerge!

First of the tatties emerge!

Great excitement down at the King’s Meadow tonight as we dug up the first of the potatoes! Ok, I know in theory that potatoes grow underground – I’ve seen them before in my parents’ garden – but actually digging up the plants on our community garden and seeing dozens and dozens of shiny new potatoes [ more… ]

19/07/2013

Everything’s rosy in the garden!

Everything's rosy in the garden!

The baby leeks are flourishing, the marrows are appearing and the tattie crop is flowering! New raised beds are being constructed and a large picnic table is in the planning stages – all this even before we have had formal funding for our Community Garden – God is good and this is truly a lovely [ more… ]

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