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01/06/2013

Invading St Peter’s Summer Fete!

Invading St Peter's Summer Fete!

St Peter’s (the Episcopal church in Peebles) organised a summer fete on Tweed Green, and were kind enough to offer us a stall. We managed to raise a bit of money for the King’s Meadow (via sales of plants, hand made bunting, freshly cooked popcorn, and our magic apple peeling/coring/slicing machine), but far more importantly [ more… ]

15/05/2013

Who is on the Lord’s side? The Gas Board are, apparently.

Who is on the Lord's side? The Gas Board are, apparently.

We were out on the King’s Meadow this morning, digging holes for posts for the raised beds. Or at least, we were trying to dig holes. The hardcore lying under the surface makes scratching anything deeper than 3 inches a major challenge. “What we need,” I said to Andy as we sweated away with spade [ more… ]

22/04/2013

The Big Dig

The Big Dig

Community Garden projects in Peebles seem to be like buses – you wait ages for one, and then several turn up all at once. Leaving aside the Peebles CAN project for the moment (because we’ll hopefully hear lots about that in the near future), TweedGreen and New Horizons Borders were launching their Secret Garden yesterday, [ more… ]

19/04/2013

Topsoil – sorted!

Topsoil - sorted!

We’ve got our topsoil! We owe a huge thank you to Alasdair, site manager at Taylor Wimpey’s Kingsmeadows development, and to Graham Irvine for providing the transport, for no less than 40 tonnes of soil, which arrived on site this morning. Quite what the neighbours must have made of it at 8 o’clock on a [ more… ]

10/04/2013

Rotavation – that’s what you need!

Rotavation - that's what you need!

Out on the land again today with Bill and Rab, with cheese scones provided by Margaret, cheery banter by Fergus, and entertainment by Trig the dog, doing more preparation of the land in advance of the Big Dig on the 21st. Last week’s turf lifting had been incomplete because of machinery failure, so we’ve modified [ more… ]

03/04/2013

Lifting the turf

Lifting the turf

Bill has been out today with his son-in-law, along with various others to give moral support, lifting the turf on our test plot. Well, on some of it at least – the rather ageing machine broke down half way through, so we’ve got a rectangle of grass within a larger rectangle of soil! Hmm… maybe there’s something [ more… ]

01/04/2013

Measuring out the land

Measuring out the land

We all know where the church’s land is. More or less. But that had better be “more” rather than “less” before we start digging it up! Working out the boundaries isn’t made easier by the fact that the road (which was used as one of the defining points) has been moved as a result of [ more… ]

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