Lets Look Again: Table Top Gardeners!

Its been a while since we’ve had a check in with the Table Top Gardening Group. A lot has happened since we had a look in July (click the words in bold to read that article). James Campbell; the facilitator of the group has written a little about whats been going on:


“The tabletop gardeners summer display at the entrance to Runnymede court proved a great success and received lots of positive comments which was good for the gardeners to hear.

As the summer came to an end and the days became colder the dying flowers had to be replaced. this provided the opportunity for a new project which was to create a spring bulb display.4

The bulbs were planted in four troughs with all the bulbs being chosen by the gardeners- everything from hyacinths, crocus, narcissus and tulips. The troughs were also planted with conifers and ivy for ongoing interest as the troughs will be a permanent feature.1

What was salvageable from the summer display such as pelargoniums and ivy were used as pot plants for Runnymede.

I’m halfway through the funding period which has seen the completion of 2 blocks of 10 sessions, with a further 2 blocks of 10 to do. this will take us up to the middle of April.
I’m really enjoying facilitating the sessions as it takes our work providing therapeutic activities out into the community and advertises SPARC. The gardening season has proved popular with the participants and it also compliments Runnymedes existing activities.”

Here’s a couple of photos of the finished troughs in place for the winter.