Volunteer gardeners are already growing for next season at Dunton

editorial image

Volunteers tending Dunton Community Garden have started preparations early for the 2016 season of growing.

During the winter months the team have been planning and will begin growing plants earlier than last year.

One of the team, Alan Dansey, said: “Look into the polytunnel and you can see some busy folk creating raised beds and moving everything around. They are improving the way we use the polytunnel space by better defining the growing areas, improving the soil in the beds and creating clearer areas for working and meeting.

“We are on a sharp learning curve and last year we know we started most of our crops a bit late so this year we will start every part of the process a bit earlier.

“There are some hardy souls pruning the fruit trees and bushes. Have you seen our espalier trees? They are tied up against wires that support a small number of branches horizontally and in the spring the blossom is glorious. Pruning them is surprisingly satisfying.”

If you think you could do with more exercise and fresh air this winter, please contact info@dunton.org.uk or find us on Facebook to find out more.