PENICUIK COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECT RESTORING THE LOST GARDEN
An initiative of the Penicuik Community Development Trust
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
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 (
Look out for potato rows and netted soft fruit when doing this!
Harvest nettles from this for
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,
Remove comfrey & nettles and tidy up the
East Vineries path between vennel house and
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
Make sure we don't introduce flatworm with
See that rabbits have chewed away both the young fruit bushes I planted-JK
Contacts: Kelman ; Mitch ; Peter (01968 674514); Roger K (01968 677854).
Lost Garden Website Links
STORY OF THE LOST GARDEN –how the
www.makers.org.uk/penicuik/food –how Penicuik Food Project came about