Heaton Mersey Gardeners Join Sustainable Living in the Heatons

By Heaton Mersey Gardeners on behalf of SLH

This article was originally written for the November edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/ 

The story of the Heaton Mersey Village Garden began in 2018 when a small group of volunteers started clearing a neglected patch of scrub opposite the shops.  By 2020 the Garden was in place, including herb and perennial raised beds and small vegetable patches.  All this was done with help along the way from Stockport MB Council, Sustainable Living in the Heatons (SLH), and the Heaton Mersey Sea Scouts.

But the story isn’t stopping there.  We are extending the original Garden westward along Didsbury Road to the junction of Didsbury Road and Station Road.  A big job for us few volunteers! We need people of all levels of ability to help out:  from gentle weeding to vigorous wielding of fork or spade.  (It will not only give you the pleasure of helping make our village a more attractive and welcoming place, but also likely benefit your physical and mental wellbeing – nature therapy!)

The area west of the carpark on Didsbury Rd

The corner of Didsbury Rd and Station Rd

But we need ideas as well!  What would you like to see growing in these areas?  And you don’t have to be a gardening expert! What works in your own garden?  (Keep in mind that some of the area is in semi-shade, and all areas are subject to drought conditions nowadays.)You can help us, either with your hands-on participation or your ideas.  We are now pleased to be part of SLH.  You can contact us via info@slhheatons.org.  Or better still, drop by the Village Garden in person.  Gardening Days are normally 2nd Sunday and 4th Tuesday between 10.30 and 12.30.  We meet quite often even during winter months, weather permitting.