Wiveliscombe’s Community Herb Garden is now well and truly planted out. A dozen volunteers turned out on a fine warm afternoon over the weekend to dig in around 20 different varieties of herb including; parsley, chives, oregano, lovage, thyme, rosemary.
“The herb garden started off as a strip of grass behind the community centre that was mostly used by local dogs as a toilet,” explained Sarah Weston. “The plan is to turn what was a useless area into a beautiful and productive place that everyone can benefit from.
“The herb garden is organised by the community for the community it is reliant on everyone getting involved in any way they can. It’s been overwhelming to see the time and effort everyone has been putting in to make this garden happen.
“The site now consists of four, beds. three raised beds, one tractor tyre one stone wall bed and a wooden bed, and a smaller stone bed. The herb garden building day back in Feb ruary, started off with putting down a black membrane to help with smothering the weeds and grass then the beds were made and filled with lovely compost, then woodchip was put down over the plastic.
“Everything that is on the site now has been very kindly donated by locals in the community and some local businesses.Two dwarf stock eating apples have already been donated and they were planted at the end of March. Pulsford Lodge in Wivey have been busy sowing seeds for us.
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