Welcome to the SRT blog No. 98

22nd April 2022 – Welcome to our blog post No. 98

A short week this week after the lovely Easter break. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

This is Aprils calendar photo – Holly and Carolyn from Northchurch dodging the watering system. The tag says – April showers – well we haven’t seen many of those, yet, which has been so nice


The pallet garden at Hemel Food Garden is bloomin’ lovely!






Robert attending to another of Mencaps gardens this week in Watford. Multi-tasking – mowing and watering this time.






A new all singing and all dancing microwave in the Sunnyside Up Cafe arrived this week for the team to get used to.





The ‘mud kitchen’ has had a makeover and is looking rather swish now next to the cafe in the outside seating area next to the canal.






Working in the Dens front garden just in front of the Hemel Food Garden site on the left. Recently newly planted it will soon fill out with the perennials from last years Hampton Court show.








Super smiley Mark doing some fantastic mowing at Chipperfield allotments. Another successful outside contract completed.









A Heads Up

The Hub café at the Active Dacorum Hub off the Redbourn Road, next to the Adventure Playground in Grovehill / Warners End has had a make-over. George the carpenter has done an amazing job adding cladding and made new seating which have fab coffee sack covered padded cushions and new lighting above. The menu and drinks offer has been reviewed, tasted and updated, so do pop in if you can. Open every day except Wednesday.







The first of the new signage












The Activity Centers espalier fruit trees are looking wonderful with a full clothing of beautiful blossom in the fruit area. And this was after their regenerative pruning over winter!






Lewis mowing at the Rectory Cemetery in  Berkhamsted.










Watering undertaken by Annette in the polytunnel with the newly planted strawberries. No rain gets in there, so they have to keep an eye on them, especially with the warmer sun now this week. Annette & Kwasi have been working on an outside contract in a private garden locally this week.








Thursdays Market Stall in Berkhamsted run by Noreen, Alison & Annette this week







A team from Northchurch including Sarah, Oliver, Clive and Christian were cutting the grass at St Peters church in Berkhamsted this week.

















A bountiful quantity of eggs being checked by Lee & Hayford ready to sell in the farmshops. The chickens love living in the orchard.










And a new timed drinking water system has been added for the chickens – what luxury.


Sheep being attended to by Holly. Not too long before the shearing of the fleece takes place. Oliver, Chloe, Peter and Olu preparing the polytunnel ready for the cabbage seedlings to go in.








The cut flower contract is looking lovely with all the tulips and daffodils out. The main jobs now  are detailed weeding between the plants and mowing the perimeter where there is a fence.






Northchurch took over a wildflower area at Cowroast last year and have been back to gather up all the first grass cut. Very important. They have also sown a few flower seeds.










Last week a team went over to Little Gaddesden to do the litterpick. They tried out the gym equipment in the park – here’s Michel & Michael! If you want to try it out and have a free session it’s by the kids play area by the bowls club.







Until next week!