• Kitchen garden

    by  • 12/05/2011 • Gardening • 3 Comments

    I have some exciting news from the magazine team. In the hope of bringing a little bit of the country into the city, we have just created a small vegetable garden on the roof of our offices in SE1. Planned and planted by the team, it’s a great opportunity for us to get green fingered during the working day.

    So far we’ve planted raised beds and pots with some of our favourite salads, fruits and vegetables. All the plants and growing kit has been generously donated by Homebase who provided a mix of crops to inter-plant with flowers in the hope that it will look good and taste delicious.

    Of course we’ll keep you up to date with what’s growing…or what’s not…plus maybe some ‘wildlife spotting’ moments. Anything grown we hope to sell and donate money raised to our workplace charity SPECAL. See below for some of our favourite planting-up photographs or watch this video clip for our first garden footage  http://youtu.be/p8ja1BCyyvg

    The gardening team

    Team members Janine Wookey, Columba Colivet, Sara Bird and Alice Humphrys gardening on the rooftop

    Deputy Editor Sara Bird sorting through the plants

    Deputy Editor Sara Bird sorting through the plants

    Shopping Editor Alice Humphrys planting up a blackcurrant bush

    Shopping Editor Alice Humphrys planting up a blackcurrant bush

    Garden Editor Janine Wookey tying runner beans to canes

    Garden Editor Janine Wookey tying runner beans to canes

    Editorial Assistant Columba Colivet potting up strawberries

    Editorial Assistant Columba Colivet potting up strawberries

     

     

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    3 Responses to Kitchen garden

    1. Martin Gabriel
      12/05/2011 at 10:44 am

      This is marvellous. I am a local resident and we need a lot more of this. Have you thought about having some bee hives too?

    2. 12/05/2011 at 12:49 pm

      Wow roof top gardeners, you go girls

    3. 12/05/2011 at 8:54 pm

      That looks wonderful

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