July 2016 -
Our allotment project continues to develop. Over the past few months we have completed work on the courtyard garden at our Sible Hedingham site which now has hanging baskets, pallet planters and tyre planters in place and planted out with lavender, pansies, petunias and other assorted bedding plants.
During this time we have also grown 400+ tomato plants from seed, having sold the majority of these to raise funds for our project. We have also planted out 40 tomato plants in order to grow tomatoes to be used for chutney in the autumn term.
Work has begun on the extension to our plot at Clare and the groundwork for the Anderson shelter which will be the centre piece of our WWII plot has nearly been completed although this has been hampered by the unseasonal weather.
Our fruit bushes are growing well and we expect a bumper crop of raspberries.
The allotments has yielded a harvest of onions and garlic which were grown over the winter months.
We have received a number of large ornamental stone troughs donated by the Clare in Bloom Society which the young people have planted out to brighten up the front of both sites.
Finally the installation of a bench and decorative arch has been completed in memory of the parent of one of our ex-students who is sadly no longer with us.
Nick, Allotment Manager