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Monthly Archives: February 2012


Written on February 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Another beautiful weekend! I finished preparing another four raised beds – about 6′ x 4’each – which will now give me a rotation of new madder roots every 3 – 5 years. Madder is a well known Medieval garden plant – creeping along the ground or clinging onto fences and walls. In its second year  Continue Reading »



Written on February 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

What a beautiful sunny day! I’m going to take advantage of this beautiful weather and make a start on increasing the number of my madder beds. Madder has been cultivated as a dyestuff since antiquity in central Asia and Egypt. Cloth dyed with madder root pigment was found in the tomb of Tutankamun. Madder root  Continue Reading »


Kid’s Club make Felt Balls

Written on February 15, 2012 at 11:38 am

Today the Kid’s Club had a great time making felt balls. During the workshop the children learnt how to wet felt around a small soft ball. They also learnt how to nuno felt to add more interest to the project. We began by covering the work surfaces with solar pool covering to provide the textured  Continue Reading »