Sunday, 13 October 2013
Monday, 26 August 2013
Excellence in Sustainability - Community Action Award
Congratulations Clifton Hill Laneway Garden folk!
You have been 'Highly Commended' for your digging, growing, composting, weeding, innovative piping methods, and friendly community spirit....Keep it up and thanks to everyone for creating such a lovely garden!
Saturday, 23 February 2013
Monday, 17 December 2012
Friday, 14 December 2012
We have been soooo lucky at the garden over the last few weeks to have a wonderful local artist Leila come and beautify our southern fence. We're wondering if the hot weather over the last few weeks inspired Leila to wish that Clifton Hill had its very own beach? Wouldn't it be lovely!
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Its. Almost. Spring!!! And to celebrate, the weather is going to be 19 degrees on Saturday, which means its get down to the garden time!! From about 1.30pmish there will be some casual gardening/renovation works going on and everyone is welcome. And being spring-time, maybe its time for you to dust off your tools and build your very own box?
Monday, 11 June 2012
The garden just isn't allowing itself to be limited by the boundaries of the laneway: it's leaking out into the community. The first box to break away was reported here, and made plenty of waves. Now a second box is up, tucked away in Rutland street.
It's a wicking bed, planted with low maintenance herbs, such as dwarf rosemary, Spanish tarragon, creeping thyme, German camomile, perenial basil and oregano. An ornamental kale centre piece will provide a bit of variation, along with an Hakawase strawberry; lettuce was planted in between the herbs, to take fill up the space while the perennials are still small. Mint Corsican was planted in clumps in between, in the hope it will form a living mulch, and we also spread some alfalfa seeds to do the same job whilst everything else gets established.
It's not just a planter box for the community, but came from the community. It was all made possible with the encouragement of locals, and the help from Dale, Neil, Maude, Crina, Barry, Sue and Norm, sponsorship from the Clifton Hill/ Fitroy North Community Bank, and compost made from food scraps from the Quince and Squirrel Cafés.
|Thomas and Dale with the new planter box |
(permit no. YCG-02)
|Freshly planted box|
|Wicking bed in construction|