Astons Outdoors


Welcome to the Astons Outdoors web-page.

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.” 

Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887) clergyman and social reformer

(previously the Astons Garden Club)

In January 2020 the membership  of the Astons Garden Club  voted to rebrand as a non membership collaboration, Astons Outdoors, which it was hoped better reflected the way our whole community was actively committed to public spaces within the villages as well as to gardens.

Astons Outdoors is working with village organisations responsible for a range of public spaces such as the village hall grounds, verges, church grounds and the war memorial, and will be holding workdays where the whole community can work together and be proud of those special spaces. 

FOR INFORMATION ON OUR MANY PROJECTS do keep an eye on the 

ASTONS COMMUNITY FACEBOOK PAGE and the ASTONS NEWS

Please contact Naomi (contactnaomi@icloud.com)  or Louise  (louise.binder@live.co.uk) if you have any questions.  

See below for fantastic results from our recent plant sale and first workday!

The Annual Plant Sale – WOW! 

The total raised was £674.00. THANK YOU everyone.   

The proceeds will be put towards community planting so that everyone benefits from the effort made.

Some gardening tips: A few things to do in the garden during July

  • Continue deadheading bedding plants and repeat flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering. Check how to cut spent flower heads as plant species may vary. 
  • Pick courgettes before they become marrows!
  • Clear algae, blanket weeds and debris from ponds and keep them topped up.
  • Give the lawn a summer feed, but don’t feed wildflower patches or meadows.

In July, our gardens are teeming with baby animals, Frogs, toads and newts are still leaving ponds in search of cool, damp shelter. Fledgling blackbirds are demanding worms and other food from their harassed parents, and hedgehogs are leaving their nests for the first time, learning how to forage on their own. So now’s the perfect time to leave out additional food for a variety of species.

Community spaces …

VILLAGE HALL GROUNDS TIDY UP 


Didn't you do well!!!





COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING:

from this....

to this.... (eventually!)