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Barlanark-Greyfriars Parish Church

365 Hallhill Road



G33 4RY.     

Tel : 0141-771-6477



The Beginning

We setup the growing bags and planted some potatoes.

The Garden Beds

The Royal Horticultural Society came to our church today and built the Garden Beds for our vegetable garden.

Monday 4th June 2018

This was the first meeting night for the “I Can Grow” team. We split up into groups to do different tasks.

Tonight we made posters about the vegetables and flowers we are growing , Some of us tidied up the edge of the church grounds to make space for more flowers to be planted , we swept the leaves up and cleaned some of the pathways , we watered the garden beds and potatoes.

After the garden work was finished we had a game of dodgeball.

Monday 11th June 2018

Tonight was the 2nd night. The GB girls made the Cups with Bamboo Sticks in them for the Bee hotel. We tidied some more of the church grounds. And watered our potatoes and vegetables.  

Monday 18th June 2018

Tonight was the 3rd night. We tidied up some more parts of the church grounds. One of our leaders used the strimmer to cut some of the grass growing around the edge of the grounds. Angela from the RHS visited us tonight and showed us how to build frames to support our peas. We replaced one of the Bee hotel cups which had fallen and broken. Some of the girls planted some sunflowers around the edge of the church grounds in one of the areas we cleared last week.

Monday 25th June 2018

Our 4th evening tonight. We started building a caterpillar shaped flower bed and painted the flower boxes. We tidied up another section of the church grounds. We planted another section with flowers. We checked on our potatoes to see if they were ready but decided to leave them for a while as they are still quite small. Afterwards , we played football in the church grounds.

Monday 2nd July 2018

Tonight , after watering our plants , we took a trip to the Emirates Stadium to see an International Basketball Game between Great Britain and Israel.

Monday 9th July 2018

Our 6th evening. We cleared a few more sections of the church grounds and we harvested and bagged some of our Lettuce for distribution to the members of our church and BB/GB members. We added some more rooms to our Bee Hotel. Some of the girls made a fairy garden for the bees to enjoy.

Monday 16th July 2018

There was no Greyfriars Growers tonight because of the Fair Monday holiday.

Monday 23rd July 2018.

Our 7th evening. The is the first evening since we started when it has rained and we have not needed to water our garden. Angela from the RHS came to visit. We planted some more flowers in the areas next to the church fence. Some of the girls started making a mosaic sign for our Greyfriars Growers and the rest of the girls are making Flower pot people. We picked up some litter around the church grounds. We harvested out first carrots and planted some beetroot.

Monday 30th July 2018

Tonight, we harvested our potatoes. We picked the seeds out of our Nasturtium plants, cleared some more areas around the church fence, and did some litter picking.

Monday 6th August 2018

Tonight , we cleared four more sections of church grounds , and we picked our first carrots. Some of the girls continued building their flower pot people and others planted some more flowers in the area around our Bee Hotel. We also cleared the area in front of the hut , ready for planting. We repaired the flower train that the BB built a few weeks ago assome of the wheels had fallen off.

Monday 13th August 2018

The Boys did some litter picking and repaired our Caterpillar Flower box. The Girls finished making their flower pot men  and we put some cane sticks in amongst the plants & flowers  to support them.We finished off the evening with a party with Pizza,hamburgers and hot dogs.

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