Plot late August : general tidying, weeding, widening path & creating new edging, finding overwintering positions for saved perennials which have been split up; ground turned over and persistent deep rooted weeds removed.
This work is best done before the clay soil becomes too heavy to work later in the year.
Oct. : Children from Inverkeithing Primary School planting tete a tete bulbs for the Caley spring bulb competition. Five bulbs go into each pot, before being taken to an unheated, dark area for a few months. The bulbs were outside in the open by March, when the severe snow covered them up. They came through unscathed and looking none the worse.
Nov. Harbour : weeding the harbour beds - an agreed labour exchange with the Parks team in return for cutting out a new sponsored bed for Inverflora.
Primary children's artwork for the Caley Bulb Show
Oct. Boreland Park : residents clearing away overgrown shrubs.
Nov. Community Garden : In a joint project, volunteers from Inverflora, Inverkeithing Community Council and the Friary Community Garden, combined forces to plant saplings from the Woodland Trust. This will grow to form a hedge down the inside of the perimiter fence. Once established, the hedge will provide blossom for pollinators, berries for birds and a shelter for the garden.
Feb. Harbour area : adding shredded trimmings ( kindly provided by the Parks Team ) to the circular beds. This helped cover the underlying membrane, exposed when the old bark had been blown away.
March 23 : Gold medals were awarded to all 3 Inverkeithing entries in the Caley Bulb Competition!
Inverkeithing Primary 5 & Nursery Rooms 1 & 2 did the town proud with their beautiful bulbs and artwork.
Oct. : Witchknowe - pruning & giving the fruit bushes room to breathe, as well as a good workout for volunteers
Nov. : Finishing off planting and protecting the young saplings in the Community Garden.
March : cleaning the greenhouse ready for spring on a very chilly day!
March : Nursery Foyer - display of award certificates and prize winning pots of tete a tete daffodils.
Oct.N. Entrance: these splendid begonias will be stripped of their flowers, the corms dried, stored and brought into growth again in spring, ready for another season.Edit this text
Nov. : A new sponsored bed for "Footwise Podiatry" in the shape of a footprint, is underplanted with mixed daffodils and edged with polyanthus.
Mid March : selecting and putting aside the best six pots from the three nursery & primary groups, ready to be taken to the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.
March : Black Gold - bladderwrack blown onto a local beach by the "Beast from the East" was gathered to spread on the plot as fertiliser; it was lightly hosed to remove some of the salt.