Hopefully, lots of you will be busy sowing seeds around now…so that you have lots for your frontals and lots to bring down to the Plant Donation and Swap day on 3rd March in The Vines!
It has been fun looking through seed catalogues since the new year, and now is the time I am going to get down to business, and get those trays going in the conservatory.
It is an exciting time waiting for those little first signs of green on the brown surface of compost! and then the big time for nurture and potting on of the little seedlings…I’m hoping to have some real goodies to bring down for plant swap day.
Full Frontal has just received some funding from the
Police Lost Property Fund
Big Thanks to the PCSO’s for all their support – we will be helping new groups including Rochester High Street’s, new Full Frontal group, buying plants for the hanging baskets in the street.
During this week, I have met with several groups around the Medway Towns, all of whom wish to start Full Frontal Groups of their own.
All Saints School in Luton, as well as The All Saint’s Community Group in Magpie Hall Road.
The Rochester High Street Traders Association and Historic Rochester Residents’ Association, who want to get the hanging baskets and floral containers back into the High Street for this special bicentenary summer. Also the River Ward PACT group who represent the businesses and residents between Star Hill and Sun Pier are keen to get something going.
Castle Avenue in Rochester has fixed a planting up date for 17th March, when Radio Kent’s Sunday Gardening programme will be present.
If any local people want to help out with any of these new projects please do make yourself known to us through the website email link.
Watch out for a FULL FRONTAL MEDWAY… emerging over this summer!
Just to let you know, that Andrew and Fern spent this morning with Andy Garland from Radio Kent. An edited version of our interview will be aired on Radio Kent in the gardening programme, on Sunday morning 4th December – the piece will probably be on at around 8.30am – and will be on BBC i player Listen Again for the following seven days. Andy was very supportive (he used to live near here) and has said that he is happy to cover our various FF events and developments, to promote Full Frontal.
Full Frontal, Longley Road – have just been awarded by the Co-operative!
The Co-operative & Inspiration Award was given to us at a glittering ceremony at London Zoo on Sat 12 November. We received a wonderful crystal glass sculptural piece with a star!
We would like to thank all those who nominated Full Frontal. We are of course delighted to have won such a prestigious award.
We’re very proud to have been awarded a Level 5 – Outstanding ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Award 2011, presented by the Royal Horticultural Society and Southeast in Bloom.
The campaign supports local community groups in cleaning up and ‘greening up’ their immediate environments. To find out more about this campaign, go to the RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood site.
We are delighted to tell everybody that we have been short-listed in the Co-operative & Inspiration Award at the South East Co-operative Community Awards 2011!
Four of our founding members are attending the awards evening on Saturday 12th November at ZSL London Zoo at 6:30pm in the Prince Albert Suite with a evening reception and winter fork buffet.
We are so proud of the Full Frontal Community for having the sheer commitment and enthusiasm which has both transformed our streets and brought us this far.
Members and guests might like to check out Full Frontal’s latest appearance in the community site, Rochester People.
Firstly BIG WELCOME to the Full Frontal experience! I do hope you will all enjoy it as much as we have in Longley! It was a great pleasure to be able to hand over a cheque to your group yesterday, and thanks to Brigid for documenting the moment!
For more on this story check out Rochester People.
Dead heading….this is not a description of how you feel in the mornings!
Dead heading refers to cutting out any flowers that have gone over, or set seed. As soon as a flowering plant is allowed to set seed, it will stop flowering – so if you want lasting floral displays throughout the summer, be sure to cut/pinch out any dying flowers.
This should be not just the flower heads, but the whole of the stalk that the flower is on. With pansies, violas, nasturtiums, marigolds this can be an everyday job…lasting only a few moments, but the rewards are great!