Bee friendly flowers will help pollination
The long brick bed in front of the Tesco site has now been planted up. There is a line of runner beans along the back, and in front tomatoes, strawberries, dwarf beans, peas, peppers, chillies, and a variety of herbs. Chris and I prepared the bed with compost to give them a good start, and we have been repaid already as they are growing really well. We are delighted that already people are helping themselves to the herbs, the chives are popular! The traders who have shops nearby are going to water, when it stops raining, and feed the plants. We will be putting labels so you can see what it what.
We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive response from the village, and are looking forward to a really good harvest in a couple of months. Please email us if you have any special recipes for runner beans, or tomatoes. And if you have a veg plants that you would like to have included in a planter let us know, there is always a space somewhere!
Before and after photos:
before - what a sad sight!
The finished bed - beans at the back, tomatoes, herbs, peas, dwarf beans etc at the front
And to give us something to aim for next year, these are photos I took at the Chelsea Flower show!
That will feed a few mouths! Bunny Guiness's stand
Leeks and ruby chard