Abi noticed that the raspberry plants which were only planted in March had some fruit on them, so we picked those and shared them at the end of the session. Debbie also picked some blueberries, these plants are still in pots until we build a raised bed for them where we can use ericaceous compost. These were also very tasty!
Lots of work done and a group photo taken at the end of the session. Thanks again to all: Abi, Damien, Debbie, Gemma, Lorna and Nicklaus.
|Left to right: Abi, Gemma, Debbie, Damien, Lorna, Nicklaus|
|Lovely raspberries - some of them!|
Last week's session included making a pond - which was great. Trouble was the plant transplanted from a nearby allotment turned out to be poisonous and mistakenly Debbie injested some and was quite poorly as a result... Lesson is, wear gloves when handling plants like Bog Arum. It is high in oxalic acid and even small amounts entering your bloodstream (don't know how it got in my system) will make you very sick. 4 hours in A&E to get checked out isn't a nice way to spend a Friday afternoon! Here is a picture of the pond and the plant!
|Pond and Bog Arum|