Had a lovely meeting with Kris and Katie from the RHS earlier today. They are so enthusiastic about what we are trying to do it is lovely to be doing this with their passion for creativity behind us.
This follows an from inspiring week of lunchtimes with my fellow allotment makers discussing their ideas and plans for the plot.
Clare has been planning a bed of flowers, usually they are neckpieces and brooches, but they are soon to become a bed of Chrysanths or Dahlias. She has also offered to help with the seedlings I am aiming for and has offered to help Kirsteen with Glass blowing assistance if needed for her Glass seed Heads ( might be a bit ambitious , but we will see. )
Hazel also is keen to produce a tray of seedlings, so with these and my Hosta tips (protruding spikes of tin, pushing their way through the ground), we should have some tidy beds.
Jane McK has definite plans for seed packets, but with a looming deadline for a major exhibition she will be holding off until June to get things going.
Steve is planning a wheelbarrow with a difference, using the ceramic flowers he has developed in previous projects. If anyone has a beautifully formed wheelbarrow they can donate, please let him know.
Lisa has been photographing the plants and flowers in the hothouse at Tatton to use in a rockery she aims to create, using a paint that can be photographically printed (I'm sure I'm not explaining this correctly) so that she can bring us a hothouse border out into the garden.
Anna is keen to do slugs(!) which with her intention to make them in cast glass will I'm sure be beautiful (for slugs).
Penny is already onto growing her growing fabric test pieces, and David has been researching wartime allotments to inspire his ideas, one for a shed wall, the other for some 'growing text'.
I'm seeing Alice on Friday about French beans and bindweed, so another great week.
And finally, Steve suggested we have a day making ceramic cabbages...we don't have many veg!
So.....we will plan a date, sort the materials and invite you all to come and make our prizewinning greens!