Category: Ayton Community Garden

Appley happiness

Thanks to everyone who came along and pressed apples today. It was chilly and windy but that didn’t put us off! The new kit worked a treat – but it is amazing how many apples you need to make a cup of juice!

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Commemorating the life of a keen gardener

Today we fitted a plaque in the memory of our friend Jimmy Newman. It seemed fitting to photograph it with some of the produce he helped plant and nurture.

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You are invited …

AYTON COMMUNITY GARDEN APPLE DAY 8th October 1pm – 3pm Come and join us for a fabulous afternoon celebrating the wonderful apple harvest. Expert GRAHAM BELL will be on hand to answer your questions; the best trees to plant here in The Borders, how best to store apples and bring […]

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Abundance at Ayton

Look how wonderful the garden is looking  – potatoes, onions, apples, courgettes on the Ayton Primary school plot, two types of bean and lots of fresh herbs and salads. There are even sprouts coming along nicely, despite the foliage being ravaged by Cabbage Whites.  

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Tatty thief at Ayton??

Well, of course not… but for a while it looked like tatties were vanishing! Turns out that volunteer Gillian had been around a pulled the first crop! And they were delicious too! Meanwile we are all busy creating even more abundance to share

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Lots of planting at Ayton

One of the things that is really important at Abundant Borders is community engagement. A couple of months ago we left packets of vegetable seeds at Eyemouth High School. The young people sowed those seeds and today we collected lots of wonderful, healthy seedlings for planting. And the potatoes, onions […]

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Open Garden Success!

What a fantastic day we had on Saturday. The garden looked great and we had lots and lots of vistors – 68!! – and lots and lots of comment on how much had been achieved in a year! Huge thanks to Rhonda for setting the day up and to all […]

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Preparing for Open Day

The Community Food Garden at Ayton is part of the Beanburn Open Gardens event, raising funds for another great charity – supporting St Abbs Lifeboat. It was a cold, grey day – not like May Bank Holiday at all, but we had a  wonderful afternoon tidying and sprucing so that […]

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Spring has sprung…

… almost! Very very cold – and something is eating the brassicas – but great to be back at Ayton Community Garden. Got the planting plans sorted for the year so really feels like spring has sprung.

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Works in Progress

Tea and biscuits today at Linkim Court and a chance to share our story so far with residents. They can’t get out to see some of the other sites for themselves so wanted to see how the other projects compared to the transformation of their outdoor space. So we made […]

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