10 April 2014

Years of Living Dangerously

Obviously I'm pretty dissapointed that Harrison Ford has forgotten his hat, but otherwise Years of Living Dangerously (US TV meets climate change) is surprisingly good. Also just surprising. I'm feeling pretty lucky that Wivenhoe has escaped effects from climate change so far... It seems others haven't been so fortunate.

6 April 2014

Down on the allotment today...

Our community plot, no 1, is right on the  SW corner of the allotments site, next to the footpath, so we have lots of great chats with passers by.

Rhubarb in the foreground
Some fading daffs.
A gooseberry bush, with other fruit bushes hidden by phacelia - a green manure with fantastic purple bee attracting flowers yet to come.

T'other side of the shed, the lovely new pond where for the first time I saw a great big fat frog today.

The pond plants are thriving...got
another water butt fixed up today.
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25 March 2014

Mechanic Mondays starting 24th March 2014

The first Mechanic Monday at the new Bike Kitchen was marvellous! Several people dropped in to work on their bikes - Jay patiently showed how to oil a chain properly, realign a wonky mud guard, adjust gears so they run smoothly, and a couple of people even got to true their wheels! 

We're running sessions every Monday 7 to 9pm. It's free, but donations will help with running costs.

It's just off St John's Rd, next to the new canoe racks.

23 March 2014

Spring Gardening

We will be doing a bit of spring cleaning in the wildlife garden on Sunday 6th April from 10am till 13:30.  It is a good chance to get out and enjoy the garden with friends while we make sure it looks amazing for the up-coming Wild About Wivenhoe events at the end of April.

The pond is becoming established and is full of newly hatched tadpoles.  So bring the kids down to have a look at them.  If anyone has some pond weed that they can add to the pond that would really help, but remember to wash them first to remove any duckweed!

If you are interested in coming along but not sure what to bring or where to go please get in touch with me:


Mob: 07910 205 179

John Rowland