Gardening Bee

The call went out recently for members to help with some work on the shed’s garden beds.

Graham Lacey, who organised the days activities has this to report:

The weather gods smiled on the group of 11 enthusiastic Shed members who gathered at the Shed last Friday 7 May for a gardening working bee. This working bee was a follow on from the working bee held a month or so back to fill the new garden beds with soil.

A number of tasks on the garden “to do list” were very successfully completed in the morning.  These included: demolition of the concrete block steps (Brian and David discovered how solidly the government built things in the past – over specified?); fixing a storage cupboard to the wall in the gardening shed (Mick W and Duncan S);  maintenance and linseed oiling of tools (Alan S, Bruce Mc and John M); construction of a timber base for the compost bin (Warren J) so we  can get the compost happening; and refurbishment of garden pots and planting of garlic bulbs (Peter R).  Bram B continued working on the garden watering system.  

It was great to see these members contributing their ideas and experience as well as their hands to these tasks.  Thanks also to the workshop guys, in particular Michael H, for their contribution of advice and assistance on the day.  Watch this space for reports on future gardening activities through winter and leading into spring.

Cheers and thanks to all

Graham Lacey