Growing Together in 2017
Would you like to grow your own fruit and vegetables?
Our plots are ideal for gardening novices, children, older people and people with disabilities. We provide a welcoming and supportive environment where people can make friends and share information and resources.
We're now accepting applications for plots for next year - contact us to be added to the waiting list.
Things to do in November
Clean or discard any old pots and trays that you are not intending to reuse
Clean out nesting boxes and feed the birds on a regular basis
If you are having a bonfire check the heap for hibernating hedgehogs before lighting
Check your tools
Press on with winter digging
Plant fruit trees and bushes and winter-prune established plants
Lift and divide rhubarb crowns
Protect tender plants from the winter weather
From “Gardening Through the Year” by Ian Spence
Apple bird feeder
Make a simple apple bird feeder and watch the different species it attracts.
Pumpkin, stilton and sage soup
Inspired by a previous New Covent Garden Soup of the Month, this recipe works really well - hope you enjoy!
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
About 1kg pumpkin flesh sliced (about 3mm thick)
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced, about 3mm thick
4 medium sage leaves, torn into rough strips - I also added freshly picked rosemary and thyme
1.5l water (or your stock of choice)
1 tbsp cream cheese (optional)
80g Stilton, cut into chunks