Category: Hawick Community Garden

Sunshine comes to Hawick

Planting strawberries, clearing paths and preparing for an abundant year

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Spring comes early

The sun was shining in Hawick Community Food Garden today and we are looking forward to getting the ground filled with even more this year! It was great to welcome new volunteers into the garden. Volunteer sessions are 10.30 to 12.30 every Tuesday, with more sessions planned as the weather […]

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Winter Celebrations

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Winter Garden Celebration. We had lots of lovely feedback and it was great to hear Julie Smith Beukes’ memories of the garden. Her grandparents had lived in the house and grew lots of wonderful project in the house […]

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It’s not all glamour!

Over the past couple of weeks we have moved sacks full of compost into the garden to help the new plants along. We’ve also moved sacks full of bark chippings for the paths. Not a glamorous job but the plants will be grateful come next spring!

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Switching on the lights in Hawick

Thanks to all the lovely people who supported us today by visiting the Salvation Army Community Store and our garden. Thanks in particular to Lorna and Katy, our wonderful volunteers who helped out. It was lovely to give out lots of free wildflowers seeds and to imagine the beauty they’ll […]

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Swimming against the tide

Sometimes, with foodbank use in The Borders reported to have increased by 329% in the past year, it can feel like we are swimming against the tide. Then something wonderful happens! Artist Joy Parker has donated this fabulous mosaic for auction, with all proceeds going to the community food garden […]

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Polytunnel Day(s)

We made fabulous progress with our polytunnel frame today and had a garden full of very willing volunteers. Day 2 was much, much colder and rainier. Thanks to our volunteers, especially the tall ones!- we made great progress. The cover will go on next year as we need warmer weather […]

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Path builders

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers who worked really hard today defining the paths and creating more space for us to plant things in. We even managed to get some lovely kale planted and used our incinerator for the first time.

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Final push

Today was the final push to get the ground prepared and ready for the polytunnel. Well done to all the volunteers who worked really hard

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Anyone seen Stig of the Dump around here?

Much excitement today at Ayton – archeologists digging trenches searching for neolithic site. No treasure so don’t all rush over there at once

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