A visit to Firth Community Garden, Finstown is a pleasure at any time of the year. In early September there is still warmth in the air and soil. The shelter of this magnificent garden allows plants to flower, leaves to start to turn and berries to form, creating an extraordinary palette of colour.
“To weave the garlands of repose” Image by Rosie Hopkins
“MIRTH, Spring, to linger in a garden fair,/ What more has earth to give?” – Hafiz
“Never rub another man’s rhubarb.”
Jack Nicholson as The Joker, ‘Batman’ (1989)
For 2023 secondary, primary and nursery pupils are being asked to design a colourful and sustainable garden.
“The roof was the most complicated bit to put together – but now the Broch of Gorseness is complete! “
“our Paddington Advent Calendar…..We get one every year from UNICEF
“Soft refreshing rain……Much needed….Looks good…..Smells good….Sounds soothing…”
London Pride (Saxifraga x urbium ) is a sturdy wee plant that spreads well soon filling spaces in gardens where other plants would struggle.
Rhubarb is now coming into its best in the garden. This easy to grow plant can be harvested and used in puddings and savouries.