Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain
in the Autumn for a month or so

'Fair and softly goes far' - Miguel de Cervantes

Saturday, 13 June 2009

MCC Gardening Group - "Flashback to Manzanas 31/33"

Hazel Davison has sent me some photographs this evening of a part of the open ground between Manzanas 31 & 33, opposite Manzana 28, that she and Richard Dawson (and perhaps a few others, I'm not sure) have been working on yesterday and today, to lay gravel around some of the plants put into the soil on previous Sundays, with the aim of inhibiting weed growth and helping to retain moisture in the soil - specially as we are now entering the hottest and driest months of the year.

I think the visual effect is already very good, and I've no doubt that later similar work if/when it is carried out will improve the area still further:




MCC Neighbourhood Concern Gardening Group - 12 June 2009
Interim report - "FLASHBACK TO MANZANAS 31/33"


Click here to see enlargements of all these photographs, where you will also find detailed descriptions of each photograph.





Click here to see enlargements of all these photographs, where you will also find detailed descriptions of each photograph.

It's great to see what a few people working hard for a few hours can achieve for the benefit of all.

2 comments - please add your own:

T. said...

I like outside venues but maybe indoor gardening is cool too? Maybe this resourse material
Hydroponic Garden Book can help?

Bill said...

I'm nor sure if your comment is purely an advertsing 'puff' for the newly-published book you link to for purchase, but taking it a face value, yes hydroponics is certainly a possible option in some circumstances.

Indeed a significant part of the commercial agriculture in Spain, including in the Murcia region, takes place under cover, usually large growing 'halls' of metallic frames covered by polyethylene film or other plastic materials, with strict use of both irrigation and nutrients - they cover large parts of the valleys in many parts of Spain. I have no doubt they are very efficient, but they are not particularly aeshetically-pleasing in my view.

Incidientally in the other part of Europe I know about in detail, Scotland (because I live here most of the year) there has for some years been an experimental hydroponics installation and shop selling their produce and equipment - here is the link:
http://www.thehydroponicum.com/