Fruit path, allotment, raised-beds and pots

Nature’s bounty: fruit, vegetables and herbs

The Singleton Environment Centre features wildlife and ways of growing food for our tables.

We do not use insecticides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Our plants have to live alongside the wildlife.

We like to encourage birds, butterflies and bees. It is their food, too.

fruit tree path

 

Fruit path

The sweeping path going around the small pond is lined with fruit trees and fruit bushes. Look out for:

  • apple
  • pear
  • raspberry
  • red currant
  • black current
  • gooseberry

At the front entrance of the car park there is a medlar tree. The perimeter hedgerow trees have fruit, too. Fruits and nuts grow on the seven trees on the central path between the bird-feeders, passed the bird-bath and up the slope towards the bench. Many have identification labels.

The trees are:

  1. crab apple
  2. plum
  3. cherry
  4. walnut
  5. rowan (mountain ash)
  6. apple (damaged)

raspberry

plums

cherry

walnut

tree

tree

7 fruit trees

Demo allotment

The small allotment beds have been used to grown food crops such as beans and sweet corn. Nearby is a bottle-house which provides shelter for seedlings to grow. There is also a compost area which receives the suitable waste from the Footpints Cafe.

Look for:

  • sweet corn
  • tomato
  • red and yellow gooseberry

January 2019 Allotment beds

allotment

Sweet corn

tomatoes

allotment June 2018

allotment

parsley

Raised-beds

The raised beds to the right as you stand at the front entrance include wild strawberries, lavendar and a small buddleia bush which is the “bar no butterfly can pass.”

buddleia

buddleia

small-raised-bed

Herb pots

By the entrance a range of pots grow different herbs.

Have a smell and taste of:

  • thyme
  • mint
  • oregano
  • spearmint
  • lemon balm
  • rosemary
  • fennel
  • sage

herb pots

 

thyme

Volunteers

Numerous people have helped with the grounds over the years and continue to do so.

On Tuesdays 10.00 – 15.00 “Blossoms of Hope” run a “community gardens for good health” session at the demo allotment.

Blossoms of Hope aims to support adults with mild to moderate mental health issues, through the medium of horticulture, woodworking and art therapies to promote their wellbeing. (Charity Number: 1186319)

For more information contact by email: blossomsofhope@hotmail.com

Jax 07706 708272 and Facebook “Blossoms of Hope”

Blossoms of Hope

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