A small group of volunteers look after this community growing scheme on the side of a hill in the beautiful parish of Selsley near Stroud. We meet weekly as a group and always have a long ‘to do’ list which includes maintenance, clearing, preparing and planting and this spring has been busier than ever. So far we are on top of everything though!
It has been an incredibly dry few months recently and our water saving schemes have been much needed. There is a lot to water! However this week’s ‘to do’ list of watering all the pots was not required as we have suddenly had a big downpour for which we are very grateful.
Last year we installed a new pond, removed some dead trees which were overshadowing some of the land and cleared a huge area of waste land. The extra area for growing is very helpful and we have now planted out lots of veg so hopefully we’ll have lots more food grown this year.
We have a thriving hedging nursery and have been giving these away at the Stroud Farmers’ Market for donations. We often have visitors calling in to Selsley to have a look too.
As always, huge thanks to our volunteers who go up every week and water everything!
We are always on the look out for new plants, especially organic vegetable plants and also any flowering plants for the Vale Hospital development. We’d love more donations of hedging plants if anyone has any too. Thanks to everyone who donates!