• Festive fir-n trees

    Posted on 9 December 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Our Avenue students are about to head outside to rake up the last of the leaves and check how the garlic they planted is coming on.  Before that, they brought out their creative side making these beautiful fir-n (or should that be fern?) tree Christmas cards.

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  • Cabbage white in December

    Posted on 3 December 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    No, not an unseasonal sighting of butterflies, but a Monday morning frost turning our cabbages into a beautiful crystal display.

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  • Rain doesn’t stop play …

    Posted on 2 December 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    … or work, in the case of some of our intrepid volunteers.  It might have been pouring last Wednesday, but that didn’t stop our determined raised bed builders from cracking on with the task.  Their ingenuity came to the fore, using a gazebo as a shelter while they worked. And as you can see from […]

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  • More raised beds for Ridgeline

    Posted on 19 November 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    The growing season may be coming to an end, but we’re still busy at Ridgeline.  We’re building four more raised beds.  Our Addington students have “road tested” them for accessibility to make sure anyone in a wheelchair can use them easily.  They’re also great for those of our gardeners who don’t find bending easy.  We’ll […]

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  • Traffic lights at Ridgeline

    Posted on 11 November 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Don’t worry, we’re not embarking on any roadworks, it’s our beautiful Acer trees putting on a stunning display of colour!  Every day they’re changing and getting brighter.  They are definitely a highlight of Autumn at Ridgeline!

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  • Is it a duck? Is it a mouse?

    Posted on 8 October 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    No, it’s our favourite tomato!  Our clients were busy harvesting them today, so everyone could take home the ripe ones – nothing like enjoying the fruits of your labours!  And if the remaining ones don’t ripen, there’s always green tomato chutney to look forward to.

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  • Outstanding!

    Posted on 7 October 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’re delighted to report that we have achieved “Outstanding” in the Thames and Chilterns in Bloom “It’s Your Neighbourhood” awards.  And we are very proud to have received the “It’s Your Neighbourhood” National Certificate of Distinction as well.  A credit to our clients, volunteers and horticultural therapists. Congratulations as well to Southcote GrowAllot and Erleigh […]

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  • Yet another record-breaking harvest fete!

    Posted on 16 September 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    The sun shone, classical guitar music wafted across the garden, cake was eaten, plants were bought, treasure was hunted, pumpkin weight was guessed, the flowers were stunning.  And our amazing supporters turned out to raise a record-breaking £2,700! It was lovely to show off the hard work that our clients, volunteers and staff put in.  […]

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  • Harvesting for harvest

    Posted on 9 September 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’re busy getting ready for our harvest fete this Sunday 15th September 2019.  Amongst other attractions, there’s a chance to guess the weight of the pumpkin, guess the name of the teddy – and much more! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday – and the weather forecast is still looking good!

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  • Musician Marc’s fantastic fundraiser

    Posted on 4 September 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Local resident and supporter of Ridgeline Marc Bartsch is performing again at our harvest fete on Sunday 15th September 2019.  Keen to make the most of the opportunity to raise money for us, Marc decided to set up a fundraising page.  Despite only starting it on Monday, he’s already raised over £1,000!   The money […]

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