Barry leading the way with our swale on the hill! Of course it took him no time to complete, with the help of a few extra strong hands.
We have nearly completed the swale. This part of the project is led by the CEO of the Castle, Steve Taylor. This swale is basically a ditch dug along the contours of the hill at the back of the castle, and it's purpose is for water from the mens changing rooms, (from the sinks and showers) to run through it and adding extra infiltration into the soil. We will be planting lots of trees and shrubs in the mounds in front of the swale. We hope to get this planted and started by the start of Spring next year, so watch this space!
Tom Trimmins and his wickerman, which he later was set alight in the HUGE bonfire, along with all our effigies....
winter vegetables from the mini plotters and wild mushrooms found in the garden.
NEXT in the garden - we'll be battling it out through the icy cold winter planning, preparing, creating the new forest garden area, and we'll be having a Winter solstice celebration with a bonfire on the 19th December, click here for details.