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Garden Visits in Morebattle
May 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Joint garden visit to Morebattle to Alan and Barbara Moreton’s new garden where they would like some ideas on layout followed by visit to Peter Grime’s well established garden which he has been developing under organic principles.
The Moreton’s garden is very new : ‘although there probably won’t be a great deal to see garden wise, it is currently a totally a bare canvas. We have just exported the surplus subsoil and redistributed vast quantities of topsoil to give us a baseline to work from.’
The next garden belongs to Paul Grime and Helen Kemp:
The Steading sits at 100m above sea level.
We started to develop the garden in winter 2013, when we planted the first orchard trees.
The house is heated by ground source heat pump, with the circulating loop underneath the vegetable garden
The house and outbuildings sit in 1.3 acres of gardens, including –
Vegetable area with no-dig beds, glasshouses, polytunnel and potting shed. Composting area.
Orchard. Lots of uncultivated space with nettles and grasses for wildlife.
Formal area with cobbled path, lawn, shrubs, gravelled area with shrubs and decorative pond.
Meadow area with organic swimming pond and small “nursery” pond. Willow for fuel.
The pond temperature will be anywhere between 12 and 16ºC at that time of year, cold water swimmers are welcome to a dip!
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