Comfrey, the miracle plant!

Symphytum officinale in the family boraginaceae with its tall clumps of large green hairy leaves and clusters of tubular flowers appears all over the Triangle Community Garden and allotments in May and June.  Upright and growing to around 1.5 metres the flowers vary in colour from pale pink and white through to blues and lilac,  … Read more

Warmer weather brings on the berries!

One blustery Friday morning in May, Garden Club members set about clearing the waist high weeds smothering the fruit bushes in the Forest Garden. Pulling nettles, cow parsley and goose grass out of the rich, moist earth to uncover half-hidden bushes, discovering snails in unexpected colours and seeing the beginnings of this year’s berries, was … Read more

Garden Club in May

Activity continues in the Forest and Community Gardens to help plants and shrubs recover from the long period during lockdown when it was not possible for the volunteers to work. More membrane has been removed in the Forest Garden to give the rhubarb and day lilies chance to spread and thrive, and the currants (pictured … Read more

Garden Club rediscover the Forest Garden herb layer

Garden Club members have spent several sunny Friday mornings clearing the Forest Garden and rediscovering forgotten plants amongst the undergrowth. It’s been instructive to see how the garden has evolved over the past year with minimal human intervention. Some plants have held their own while others have disappeared amongst the more vigorous weeds around them. … Read more

Garden Club in April

April is always a busy time for Friday Garden Club. The Forest and Community Gardens have been waking up since early spring with lovely blossom on the almond and apricot trees, ferns unfurling and sparkling blue and white anemones carpeting the ground. A few nettles and brambles are being cleared to allow shrubs, trees, herbs … Read more

Silver linings – what covid-19 has taught us

In a short blog post Chair of Trustees Vicky Wyer considers some of the positives that have emerged over the last year: This is the year the Triangle Garden should have been celebrating its 20th anniversary and the Pavilion its 10th. However it’s never good to dwell on what might have been, and a missed … Read more

How covid-19 has affected the Triangle Garden’s finances

Treasurer Andrew Green outlines how covid-19 and other factors have affected the Triangle Garden’s financial situation: The year was dominated by the impact of COVID-19 on our activities, and those effects are likely to continue well into the next financial year. Fundraising was significantly curtailed. Whilst Apple Day and Halloween in 2019 were successful, we … Read more

Ransom’s Pavilion and Covid-19

Here’s a short update on what’s been happening at Ransom’s Pavilion this year by Vicky Wyer of the TCG premises and safety committee: After 2018’s injection of funding and redecoration TLC to our wonderful little Pavilion, we were able to really capitalise on its community value last year with a full calendar of workshops planned … Read more

Community Events and Covid-19

Here’s an update from our community events team on what we have and haven’t been able to do this year: As you can imagine this piece on events and workshops is going to be quite short but we hope you enjoy it and perhaps get inspired to join our merry band on the events committee! … Read more

Garden Club – what we’ve been up to this year

COVID -19 has had an impact on every aspect of our work at Triangle Garden, including the Garden Club. Here Garden Committee chair Fiona Dolman reflects on the year more broadly and also talks about the impact of COVID on our activities during 2020: Garden Club normally meets every Friday morning 10am-12.15 for some gentle … Read more