News letter March '09
Spring has sprung and so the focus once again moves to planting. The more ground cover plants which we can introduce into the garden the better. The sooner these get established and spread the less space for unwanted plants such as the brambles and bracken. If you are still dividing up plants in your garden then please drop some off or come along and pop them into the soil-we can always move them if necessary. Remember that it is predominantly an edible perennial garden we are developing here.
are currently looking for someone with experience
to help lead the building of the amphitheatre-someone
who has worked with stone and design. If you know
of anyone who may be interested please get in touch.
We wish to thank the following for their kind donations of fruit and nut trees, which were planted by way of marking National tree Week '09:
Bill Lynch and the National learning Network, Donemark, Bantry
Paul McCormick and Jacinta French of Woodkerne Nurseries, Skibbereen (www.woodkerne.net)
Joe Croak of Schull Garden centre (www.ecoscapes.biz)
Emily Swanton of Swantons, Skibbereen (www.swantonsnurseries.com)
Thomas from Coolcaha, Ballydehob
For further info on the project or any of the events please contact the office on 028 37155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students from the Horticulture Course at Rossa College, Skibbereen came along to the garden with their tutor Marian Crudge for an educational visit. Caz Jeffreys gave an introduction to the project
and to the general approach to forest gardening, which was followed by a dvd viewing of Robert Harts Forest Garden in England. The group then moved into the garden where they worked with composting and mulching techniques, and explored amphitheatre design ideas.
If you would like to bring a group to visit the garden please email
email@example.com to make an appointment.