Monday, 12 March 2018
Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Feels a little like spring this morning so time to check our lawn mower in preparation of the first cut of the new season. Generally grass will begin to grow in early spring and, weather permitting, you could be able to mow your lawn in March with a high cut and when the grass is dry.
For more detailed information on caring for your lawns throughout the growing season please visit:
RHS mowing guide at https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=425
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Once it has warmed up a little more we will once again begin to put the fun, interesting and informative wildlife habitat training we received from Cumbria Wildlife Trust into practice on our wildlife banking areas.
The Woodland Trust wants to make sure that everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. So they are giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities.
If you are interested you can find out more about the Trusts free tree packs and how you can apply at: http://www.woodlandtru.st/hE0ow
Monday, 26 February 2018
It seems such a long time ago since we were working with the help of the Neighbourhood Management Team to install and repair the reptile fence following the habit surveys prior to construction of the grow your own scheme.
A lot has changed since then..........
Saturday, 24 February 2018
If you are new to gardening or just a little unsure what you can grow Garden Organic may be able to help. They have produced a large variety of "grow your own" information cards as detailed below covering vegetables, herbs and fruit
The information sheets can be viewed and downloaded from their website here.
Friday, 23 February 2018
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Monday, 19 February 2018
Sunday, 18 February 2018
If you can grow tomatoes chances are you will also be able to grow peppers and chillies with many varieties suited to being grown in containers.
For expert advice on growing peppers and chillies please visit the RHS website here.
Saturday, 17 February 2018
Thursday, 15 February 2018
A little time spent forking through and aerating soil in a raised planter which has helped to loosen any compacted soil and provided an opportunity to add a little more compost.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Cumbria CVS will be holding a funding event between 10am – 3pm on Thursday 8th March at the Forum, Duke Street, Barrow.
At the event you will be able to speak directly to a variety of funders including: Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Community Foundation, Francis C Scott, Big Lottery Fund and Hadfield Trust.
The event is aimed at small local voluntary and community groups in the Barrow area.
For full details of funders attending and to download a booking form please visit Cumbria CVS here