Recently was held the inaugural meeting of two new Full Frontal groups in Chatham. One is around Chatham Station and the Alexandra Hotel – run by Andy Butcher who also hosted the meeting in the pub – and the other – FF Gibraltar Hill, run by Sandra Fowler. Full Frontal welcomes both groups!
Full Frontal has been nominated in the Medway Culture and Design Awards 2012. This award is for the innovative and creative use of parks, gardens, play/recreational areas, street or public space that makes a positive contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment and delivers high quality public realm experience that benefits both people… Continue reading »
We have a NEW GROUP in Brompton High Street is starting up with planting an empty raised bed outside the block of flats, Boleyn Court on the corner of Brompton High Street – Plants ordered and planting date tbc soon! keep watching this spot!
Following our successful picnic at in the Delce Church hall and garden, Full Frontal bought a shrub ‘Eupatorium’ for the front garden of the church as a thank you. The shrub will eventually achieve approximately 6 ft. and is a great butterfly and bee attractant. – image below!
Gardener’s World Magazine visit Full Frontal Rochester streets. This week, on 29th August, a journalist and photographer spent the day going around the Full Frontal projects in Rochester Avenue, Clive Road, and Castle Avenue as well as Longley Road, in preparation for an article which will appear in the magazine next spring with ideas for… Continue reading »
There have been some really nice frontages springing up in Castle Avenue! The street got together earlier in the year and organised some great-looking pots and baskets, and over the summer these really came along well. Have a look at the results below:
Rochester Avenue’s branch of Full Frontal is going really well. There are about 18 houses involved, and we have noticed other houses also planting out, which is great news. The gallery shows off some of this summer’s frontages.
Trialling this new product that is supposed to be hated by slugs and snails… Completely organic as made from sheeps’ wool –turned into small pellets – strong smell upon opening the bag – big advantage – as it breaks down as it is a soil conditioner and fertilizer – same colour as soil. Will update… Continue reading »
We had a visit this morning from the Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins and had pictures taken in the road – Ethan and Flynn were positively angelic for the occasion! Andy Shaddick (centre) from Southern Water – who generously presented us with 6 water butts last year, also present at the photo session with Fern… Continue reading »
Sue did an amazing job on our blocked water butt the other evening. I had tried without success on a number of occasions, but she ‘pulled out all the stops’ (forgive the pun) and got the blockage cleared quickly, so we now again have six fully functioning water butts …and all full of water thanks… Continue reading »