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Native Verge Garden at DEG

The native verge workshop went very well. It went so well we are still going on about it. Thanks so much to all who helped, and especially to Richard McDowell for expert input. Here are a few more photos that may help.
1. We had Eva helping on the whiteboard so no one going to the library was in any doubt what we were doing.
2. We had Richard (in the yellow shirt) look at what we had before we started (and some of his stuff too.)
3. We had to chop through with a mattock as we found limestone underneath the soil we prepared.
4. Richard showed us how to get plants out of a pot by tapping the top of the pot to loosen the plant. There was no squeezing of the sides of the pot and damaging the roots. Claudia can be seen getting a handful of compost ready to put in the hole before the plant goes gently in.
5. Claudia then hand watered the plant with a liquid water-wetter and then watered the plant again with water to get the water-wetter off the leaves.
Did you notice the hanging basket frames turned upside down over the plants? This is to stop our helpers accidentally treading on the plants and breaking them even before the plants had the opportunity to grow.

For those who want a list of what we planted go here… or look at the “Workshop Notes” menu item.

Raffle Results

The winners of the DEG raffle:

First Prize to Karen  (prize collected)

Second Prize to Mike ( prize collected)

Thanks to everyone who came to our DEG Celebration Day. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did, and that we see you again at the Garden in the New Year.

Preparing for a Verge Garden of Local Native Plants

Preparing for a Verge Garden of local Native plants
Grass is being removed in preparation for the planting of a verge garden of plants native to this area. The bared soil will lie fallow over summer to ensure the grass runners die completely, enduring the new plants are given the best start and are not choked.
“The Native Gardener” will run a workshop at the end of Autumn, on 27th April, and we will plant the space with tubestock, ready to become established during the winter rains.  

DEG Days for 2018

Regular DEG days for 2018
Every Second Saturday morning
6th and 20th January
3rd and 17th February
3rd, 17th, and 31st March
14th and 28th April
12th and 26th May
9th, and 23rd June
7th and 21st July (AGM)
4th and 18th August
1st, 15th, and 29th September
13th and 27th October
10th, and 24th November
8th December Party, Thank the Volunteers, Make a gift, Join in fun Water games,   Celebration Meal and short General Meeting.