Work Day & Fine Weather

Last weekend we experienced the first really warm weather of the year and it was great to see the community garden coming back to life after a long and cold winter. A number of folk were about preparing their plots for growing and I know some planting is well underway. Let’s hope the warm weather … Continue reading

Brinkie’s Brae path restored

Congratulations to our neighbours Grieveship Residents Association for the restoration of an old path up Brinkie’s Brae from the side of the Marwick Playing Fields, located behind the Grieveship estate. The path had become unusable due to large amounts of surface water from numerous springs and blocked drains. With some funding the residents made a … Continue reading

Please help our Blue Door week, May 16-21

The Garden has a week in the Blue Door charity shop (in Victoria Street, Kirkwall) later this month. Our week lasts six days, from Monday May 16th to Saturday May 21st. To get the most out of this superb fundraising opportunity, we would like to ask for your spare stuff and your spare time. First off, we … Continue reading

Making a difference in Birsay

The Birsay Gardening Mission has been successfully completed! A crack team of five Trustees and members – plus child labour too, care of Lucie – ventured to Birsay despite a wintry weather forecast for Saturday April 23rd. We relaid some carpet paths and made quite a difference to the veg patch and flower beds that … Continue reading

Birsay gardening mission

Would you like to help an elderly local man keep his delightful garden tidy – and raise some money for the Stromness Community Garden? Dan Lee and I have been chatting with a gentleman called Bertie in Birsay Village who has offered to donate to our group, if we can help him to keep his garden manageable by … Continue reading

New people in post – new ideas welcome

Word gets around so you may have heard this already. There have been some changes in the committee of Trustees who lead on organising activities, welcoming new members and helping everyone get the most from the Garden. There’s a new Secretary. Ian Garman has taken up the role (from Kate Thompson beforehand) and is now … Continue reading

Can you help as a Trustee?

Here’s news of a few changes among the Trustees, as well as an invitation if you’d like to nominate someone (including you yourself) to act as Secretary or to join the Garden Society’s Trustees. Correction (October 25th 2015) Some of the information below is wrong. Turns out it’s a good idea if someone who writes … Continue reading

Making the most of the good days

Work day (7th), meeting (8th) and photo catch up!

There are a couple of dates coming up for the Community Garden.  . Our next workday is this Sunday (7th September) when we hope to finish off the paths and make progress on erecting the polytunnel frame; we could do with a good turnout for this so please come along for whatever time you can … Continue reading

Gunnie in her garden

Originally posted on The Gunnie Moberg Archive:
image:Gunnie Moberg from her later series of flower portraits using double exposures made at her garden at Don, Outertown, Stromness. Following the last post, thank you to Tern TV for allowing us to share this clip from a 2003 episode of The Beechgrove Garden when the TV programme visited Gunnie Moberg in her…