Kyra Garden – Year-Round!

Winter Salad

vertical winter salad

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Green spaces can be fantastic for lifting spirits and lowering stress levels
(even if just for a while) which is why we’re keen to make the Kyra Courtyard Garden at the CMC somewhere everyone can enjoy year-round.

We’re offering autumn indoor/outdoor gardening activities with the focus on bringing cheery winter & spring colour to the garden. Relaxed, fun sessions with the odd gardening tip thrown in for good measure!

Absolutely no previous gardening experience needed.

From Thursday 5th October – Thursday 9th November inclusive.

Meet in the courtyard, 2pm – 3.30pm or in case of rain, in Kyra’s kitchen.

6 places available.

If you’d like to join us, please contact Gill – gill@kyra.org.uk , speak to Lis or Gill directly at Kyra, or phone Kyra on 01904 632332

Growing Ginger

Ginger

Bulb Lasagne

Bulb Lasagne

Thursday 5th October
Planting winter salads in the vertical garden and small containers. We’ll plant crocus & grape hyacinth bulbs, ready for vibrant splashes of spring colour

Thursday 12th October
We’ll be planting primroses, ivy & miniature daffodil bulbs in our window boxes. We’ll let you know about the green manure bed we’ve planted – what it is, how it works

Thursday 19th October
Bring along an old boot (or a pair). They won’t ever be in a fit state to wear again, so please not your best pair! This week we’ll prepare them – drill holes in the soles, perhaps cut out the toes, paint them to our heart’s content

Thursday 26th October
Following on from last week, we’ll be planting up our up-cycled boots with a variety of plants, flowers and succulents. Also, we’ll be harvesting our potato crops and making potato and leek soup to enjoy while we plant up

Thursday 2nd November
How to make a bulb lasagne. No, nothing to do with pasta! It’s a method of planting bulbs in containers to ensure explosions of spring colour. Also, we’ll show you how to grow indoor ginger plants

Thursday 9th November
Weather permitting, we’ll be making a Hügelkultur (German for hill culture) A fantastic way of growing flowers or veg’, especially if the idea of digging over soil and endless weeding and watering brings you out in a cold sweat!)

Feel free to help us or just watch.

Also, we’ll plant any remaining bulbs and plants to ensure the courtyard becomes a riot of colour in spring

Hügelkultur

hugelkultureBeds

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