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Community Garden Update

Thanks to Jools for the beautiful photos.

We had a busy afternoon in the garden yesterday. We covered the top cherry tree area to stop weeds and prepare for planting the willow domes in February. The foxes had come to visit and enjoy a bit of digging, but nothing too serious. Summer moved a little apple tree that had bizarrely blossomed in October. The celery is still going strong and we are still harvesting tomatoes and delicious herbs. Look at your Grandad’s tomato plant Ione!

We got very excited looking at bulbs to plant for spring blooms. Next week we will be planting seeds.

Jools’ top fig info– In a climate such as the UK’s, where figs don’t often ripen fully, it’s good to know that this glorious fruit doesn’t have to go to waste. Green figs preserved in syrup, or vye konfyt, as they’re called in South Africa, can be enjoyed on cheeseboards, pancakes and other desserts, or even eaten straight from the jar.