Our giant pumpkins, after being planted back in the middle of May, have grown to giants. We believe Pumpkin 2, which is the bigger one, weighs in the region of 200lb. Simon O’Rourke, the chainsaw sculptor, will be carving one of the pumpkins at the Llangollen Food Festival this Saturday 14th October. (more details at … Continue reading Pumpkins’ final week at EVWG, plus our gratitude to the late Trevor Lewis and his family.
EVWG learnt early in September that we had come in second place, within the Province of North Wales, to benefit from an Award of £15,000 to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England. We were thrilled to hear this news, and on Thursday 28th September, Alan Powell and Nick Woodward of … Continue reading Fantastic News from Masonic Charitable Foundation Award plus ‘highlights’ from our day out to Forhall Farm, Market Drayton!
Emma and Ann gave a talk to the Llangollen Gardening Club on Tuesday 19th September. The group were very welcoming, and interested in the work we do here. Emma spoke about her gardening experiences, and presented the raffle prize to a delighted member of the group. It is hoped that the Llangollen Male Voice Choir … Continue reading Talk at Llangollen Garden Club; reminder of next Birdwatching meeting (and apologies!)
Ray and Carlton continue to work on re-furbishing the round-hose in the West Garden, thanks to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund. Rob (and Deb), 2 new volunteers also help out. The timber cladding is almost completed, and all the windows have been installed. When completed, the building will be used by learners from the supported … Continue reading Roundhouse Refurbishment almost completed!
Yesterday, Monday 4th September, saw the ‘start’ of our Bird Watching Project for people of all ages in our community – older members very welcome! Alan, a new volunteer, has agreed to ‘lead’ the meetings at the walled garden every 4th Monday of each month, starting at 9.30am. We welcomed 3 new people, who had heard about … Continue reading Enjoyable start to our Bird-watching project – ‘Twitchers of all ages’ + Pumpkin update!
On Friday 25th August, the 2nd Johnstown Guides came to cook some delicious food on the BBQ in the West Garden. The picture shows the girls preparing bacon for ‘butties’ and this was followed by cakes, filled with raspberries picked from the garden. Pumpkin Update: Pumpkin 2 now measures 30″ from top to bottom Pumpkin … Continue reading Guides enjoy late August BBQ at EVWG, Pumpkin update, and a reminder that our Bird watching project starts next Monday.
Zach is proudly displaying the tray of tomatoes which he picked last Friday – there is always lots of cropping going on at the moment, with swedes being available too. Our giant pumpkins continue to grow rapidly in weight and girth. Pumpkin 2 is ‘winning’ at the moment, and weighs approximately 63lb. Nick tells us … Continue reading August activities and pumpkin up-date
Both our pumpkins are growing almost visibly overnight now. There is a 2 to 3 lb increase in weight every 24 hours, apparently…… The larger pumpkin, known affectionately as ‘Pumpkin 2’ now weighs around 32lb, according to Nick and his calculations involving the girth of each pumpkin. ‘Pumpkin 1 is lagging behind slightly, but has … Continue reading Pumpkins are growing into giants!
The mulberries are starting to ripen and Pat and Helen show the punnets of Autumn raspberries which are ready. Tomatoes, French and runner beans are also being cropped as well as potatoes, beetroot, onions, garlic and apples. Do call by and see what we have available Monday to Friday 9 to 3pm. The pumpkins are now … Continue reading Raspberries and Mulberries now ready and pumpkins start to grow more rapidly……
Erlas Victorian Walled Garden was pleased to receive funding from the Wrexham Community Inclusion Team earlier this year to start a bird watching project for the community within the wildlife area. A bird hide was built back in 2010 thanks to funding from the Rural Development Plan, and there has been lots of interest since … Continue reading Launch of Bird Watching Project for ‘Twitchers’ of any age.