A Cold Day in October

On Saturday 27th we held our bird box making session for our Gloucester families, unfortunately due to a number of events numbers were smaller than expected however we got five lovely bird boxes made that will make homes for new nests in the Spring. We will be running a second session in Spring to make bird boxes, trugs and even the odd fairy door.

That afternoon the Bisley Group were meeting to plant bulbs and learn about plant propagation from Sam Hunt our volunteer who runs our monthly session for our Bisley group. Sam also runs Modica Garden Design


A few of our families sensibly decided that staying inside would be a good idea but there were some brave families who came along despite the blizzard.

Collecting compost for the bulbs happened while huge flakes of snow fell. The wind was bitter and hands, toes and noses frozen. However we all took home pots of Rosemary cuttings (Rosemary for remembrance) and learnt how to propagate a primula via leaf cuttings.

We also planted up outs of bulbs to take home and some Aliums and muscari in one of our raised beds to make a spring show when hopefully all memories of snow in October will have gone! Next meeting will be in November - slightly warmer weather please.