TASKLIST

THE LOST GARDEN OF PENICUIK

PENICUIK COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECT RESTORING THE LOST GARDEN

An initiative of the Penicuik Community Development Trust

 

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Put up a written task list in the shed. Anyone can do this.
Up to date website task list: RK will do this on this page
http://www.makers.org.uk/penicuik/lostgardentasklist


Immediate and ongoing jobs:

Potato rows are nearly done- one more to go (Mitch)

Earth up any rows that look exposed

Turn over soil and remove stones glass and weeds below our potato plot
Continue first digging of rhubarb plot above potato plot (
East End of West Peach House)

     Look out for potato rows and netted soft fruit when doing this!

Harvest nettles from this for Saturday Open House Lost Garden Nettle Soup!

Finish construction of the compost bins ( Peter)

                     Lay some slabs carefully to stop cars disappearing in the mud.

Lay slabs through doorway of the Fruit House/Sabbath School (North Side, West End) to the shed.

Remove comfrey & nettles and tidy up the East Vineries path between vennel house and conservatory.
Sort, clean and pile up neatly the aerated red bricks ready to re-use for wall repairs.
Make inventory of topstones missing on each of the 5 walls of the walled garden.

(South, East, West, Terrace and Hothouse)
Make an inventory of location and extent of brick gaps of S,E,W and terrace.
Clear entrance, scullery and mess-room of gardener's accommodation.
Clear mushroom house.
Drain west side of lower end of West Ramp by digging a ditch

Make a start on clearing the East Ramp.

 

Notes & suggestions

Facebook Page has been started. JK
Blog, no action yet.

Look at Compost toilets from Separett of Sweden – Separett Villa 9010 £710 the full monty or lesser Separett Privy 500 (£74) or Privy 501 (£117) or Separett Rescue (move-it-yourself, around same price) We  have a chosen location inside the old vestibule (North Side, East Centre)  -see product brochure here and local Pishwanton Wood example here! 

Think about planting a Medicinal Garden and a Dyer's Garden.

Warnings

Make sure we don't introduce flatworm with plant donations.
See that rabbits have chewed away both the young fruit bushes I planted-JK

 

Contacts

Contacts:  Kelman ; Mitch ; Peter  (01968 674514); Roger K (01968 677854).  

 

Lost Garden Website Links

PICTURES OF THE LOST GARDEN

LOST GARDEN LATEST

STORY OF THE LOST GARDEN –how the Lost Garden of Penicuik came about

www.makers.org.uk/penicuik/food –how Penicuik Food Project came about

PENICUIK SATURDAY ORGANIC & FAIRTRADE MARKET