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We Love … Elderflower

Elder (Sambucus nigra), is a bit of a brute of a tree. It can grow tall and straggly, grows back fro a stump however hard you try to cut it back when removing one from a hedgerow, tends to accumulate dead patches and branches and the wood takes ages to […]

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We Love … Goosegrass

Goosegrass, as I knew it growing up in Lancashire or “sticky willy” as it is known here in The Borders, is a complete nuisance at the moment; sprawling over newly planted willow saplings in the woodland next to the house, threatening to encroach onto the borders and raised beds, sticking […]

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We Love … Honeysuckle

Well, of course we love honeysuckle! It looks incredible, grows well in the Scottish Borders and, especially on sunny spring evenings, honeysuckle flowers smells amazing. AND.. the flowers can be used to infuse a sweet, honey (obviously!) flavour into many dishes. Honeysuckle is really easy to identify and to find; […]

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Training in Sustainable Growing

Thanks to support from National Lottery Community Fund we can offer FREE PLACES for the latest training course in sustainable growing. The course is informal with an emphasis on practical skills. Mornings will be in the Community Centre, Eyemouth with afternoons on the allotment. Tools and materials are provided, as […]

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Spring at Open Space

While the weather has been a little unpredictable, and very dry, we have started planting. And have put in some water collection in case summer ’19 is a sunny and dry as summer ’18

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Polytunnel going up

The polytunnel is easy-build but it still takes lots of willing workers

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Volunteers transform Hawick

Volunteer co-ordinator, Cath, is working really hard with the volunteers at the Hawick Community Food Garden. It is the first full season of growing and there is lots planted and coming along wonderfully well.

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Spring at Ayton

This is the third growing season at the Ayton Community Food Garden and thee is plenty going on at the start of the year. The community food growers have done an incredible job over the past 3 years and we’re looking forward to plenty of produce this year

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We Love – Sweet Cicely

Sweet Cicely is an incredibly delicious and nutritious plant growing free in the hedgerows! Sweet Cicely is a tall herbaceous perennial plant which can grow up to 2m tall, though more likely to be around a metre tall. The leaves look like fern or bracken leaves and they smell – […]

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Thanks to Hawick High School

Eleven S2 pupils (class 2.7) recently helped plan and host the ‘Give Good Food’ evening in the Home Economics department, where they invited staff members and family guests. They enjoyed food prepared by the pupils. £69.40 was raised for Abundant Borders through guests’ generous donations, and a new partnership has […]

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