Big Butterfly Count 2019

The big Butterfly count is on and the meadow area in Guardbridge Community Garden is proving a good spotting location. RingletMeadow BrownShaded Broad-barSmall Tortoise Shell On Friday the 19th July, coinciding with the start of the Big Butterfly Count 2019 we were lucky enough to see lots of Ringlets, a male and female meadow Brown, a small tortoise shell, and lots of what were (probablyRead More…

May Flowers at Guardbridge

April showers bring forth May flowers, so the old adage goes. It didn’t feel like we had many April showers, but there was certainly occasionally frost and hail. Nonetheless, flowers are blooming in the community garden at Guardbridge. The Meadow and Woodland areas have been providing nectar for all manner of bugs and beasties, and the birds are celebrating by singing in the trees. Last weekRead More…

Apple: Cambusnethan Pippin

The Guardbridge Community garden is full of surprises! Not least an apple tree with an actual name label still attached.
The Cambusnethan Pippin apple tree was struggling along, despite it’s main leader branch having been snapped, the encroachment of a very vigorous poplar sucker system, and plenty of neglect, it was still staked and gamely trying to grow towards the light. A little googling lateRead More…

Meadow Making: Guardbridge Community Garden

There have been big changes at the Guardbridge community garden since a team of dedicated volunteers have been meeting up most Friday’s from 10-12noon (and some of them visiting between sessions). One of the most obvious changes, as you walk into the garden, is the management of the central meadow area. In the UK, meadows have been estimated to have declined by 97% since the 1930s. The maiRead More…

Guardbridge Community Garden

As the development of the Eden Campus goes ahead, there is also a development of the food growing spaces in Guardbridge. The Guardbridge Community Garden is tucked away between the weir and the water treatment plant on the Leuchars side of Guardbridge.  You turn down a lane between the 40 mile an hour sign and a blue bin, past a wooden gate and through a creaky gate. Once through a short tunRead More…

Eden Campus Ecopod Planters

As the development of the Eden Campus goes ahead, there is also a development of the food growing spaces in Guardbridge. (photos show the development of the planters from not edible plantings to edible) The planters around the Site development office, the off grid Ecopod, have now been converted into edible planters, with a heavy emphasis on Herbs on the more exposed windy side of the Ecopod. Read More…