Last Thursday, three members of PaRa, that's Pipers Area Residents' Association
met with Martin Hambidge of SBC to look at the community gardening sites we have been working on to see if there was anything that needed doing by the council ahead of the next community event on Sunday 17 May 2-5pm.
I took photos as we went round the sites so we can see how they improve as we move from winter senescence to spring and summer growth.
We started at the Mr Cod bed opposite Baila coffee and long's Bar. This bed has stood up well to the rigours of winter, although it needs a bit of weeding, the perennials donated by Lydiard Park Heritage garden looked tough in the autumn, and have come through the winter well:
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, a challenging spot with shallow soil with many roots around a tree stump. Martin suggested planting just the front part that can be seen from the road, and putting a green roof on the unsightly brick structure.
The poster for the next event to follow.