Green Fingers Garden

West College Scotland

The Green Fingers Gardening Group is developing a community space at West College Scotland, Paisley Campus to be enjoyed by students, local groups and our wildlife friends.

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Renfrew Road
Paisley
Renfrewshire
PA3 4DR

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Photos of the site

Breaking new ground

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Our first plant many more to go!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Hard at work planting

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Plenty stones still to clear!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Irene said this would be fun, hmm

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Lee creates a border for insects

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Preparing the wildflower beds

Friday, May 31, 2019

Viewing our new wild flower beds

Friday, May 31, 2019

locals are moving in!

Friday, May 31, 2019

preparing the ground for soil

Friday, May 31, 2019

Cold, wet but happy!

Friday, May 31, 2019

digging the dirt

Friday, May 31, 2019

Green shoots of recovery!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Having a great time as usual

Friday, June 21, 2019

Our newest volunteer mucking in!

Friday, June 21, 2019

new neighbours moving in!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer volunteers begin!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

All hands on deck!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Having a wheely good time!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Digging up the dirt...

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Wildflowers showing promise

Thursday, July 18, 2019

On the pull...

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

colour colour everywhere!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Enjoying the fruits of our labour

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

soaking up the sights and sounds.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Anna and Ruby love the colours

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Keeping our plants watered

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Planting of the tree

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Interesting gardening gear

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Our work is never done!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Read all about it!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

A helping paw

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The big celebration

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Just in time for Halloween

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Meet the team

Thursday, September 26, 2019

bringing in the harvest

Friday, October 4, 2019

wonky veg but tastes great

Friday, October 4, 2019

a turnip for the books

Friday, October 4, 2019

what happened to the sun?

Friday, October 4, 2019

only 5 more trees to plant

Friday, October 4, 2019

Hurrah!!!!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Stars of the show

Friday, October 4, 2019

Halloween fun

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Winter setting in!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

using our veg to make soup

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Soup so good!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

worms pudding

Thursday, November 14, 2019

collecting wildflower seeds

Thursday, November 14, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Would just like to add no worms were hurt during the making of worm garden dessert! 14/11/2019 - 12:30 18 Mixed ages
The winter weather hasn't stopped our amazing gardening students. Focus on collecting and drying wild flower seeds for next year. 14/11/2019 - 10:30 18 Mixed ages
A huge thanks to Susan Smith and her Work Prep students for making a fantastic pot of carrot and coriander so soup! I went down a treat! 14/11/2019 - 14:30 29 Mixed ages
Halloween! A big thank you to Lindsey and Susan for making our garden look spooky and our pumpkin grown by us took center stage! 31/10/2019 - 12:00 21 Mixed ages
Starting to harvest many of our vegetables including turnip, onions and carrots. What a wonderful smell!!! 03/10/2019 - 11:45 22 Mixed ages
A big thank you to Angela Pignatelli (Vice Principal) and Paul Martin (Head of Sector) for attending the opening of our garden. 26/09/2019 - 11:45 40 Mixed ages
A big day for all our gardeners! We celebrated our achievements with the support of Grow Wild and West College Scotland. A fab morning! 26/09/2019 - 10:45 40 Mixed ages
A big thank you to Tim Owen and Stephanie Bain the Grow Wild Team for visiting us at WCS, Paisley. A pity about the weather! 02/09/2019 - 10:30 3 Mixed ages
Continuing to develop our garden with a new planter and more soil. Also preparing the garden for our Grow Wild Celebration. 30/08/2019 - 11:30 10 Mixed ages
Students back and enjoying the blast of colour from our wild flower beds, makes all the hard work worth while. Busy weeding! 29/08/2019 - 09:30 22 Mixed ages
Most of the volunteers have decided to join the Green Fingers Group on a Thursday to continue developing our green space for all to enjoy! 30/07/2019 - 03:30 18 Mixed ages
We had a celebration lunch on the last day after all the work was done. Later in the afternoon we cleaned all the tools and gloves. 30/07/2019 - 02:30 18 Mixed ages
Today we weeded the flowerbeds, planters and watered the flowers. We pruned the lower branches of the birch tree and placed our planters. 30/07/2019 - 11:15 14 Mixed ages
We harvested the rest of the potatoes and shared them out amongst our volunteers as a small thank you for all their hard work! 23/07/2019 - 02:15 18 Mixed ages
We had a visit from the Spinners Gate Gardening Group and our group Showed the visitors around, discussing the work and sharing ideas. 16/07/2019 - 10:45 20 Mixed ages
We harvested some of the beetroot and potatoes and everyone learned how to use a riddle to shake soil off the root vegetables. Good fun! 11/07/2019 - 02:00 18 Mixed ages
We filled up some planters with lobelias, petunias, geraniums and nasturtiums to create a welcoming approach to our garden. 09/07/2019 - 11:15 18 Mixed ages
After the usual discussion and task allocation, we identified some holes where squirrels had dug up bulbs and plants. We re-planted. 09/07/2019 - 10:15 15 Mixed ages
We prepared planters filling them with fresh compost and planted rosemary, thyme and mint.We also planted bee-friendly flowers then watered. 02/07/2019 - 12:00 20 Mixed ages
Summer is here (well Scottish summer time). Bees, butterflies and ladybirds aplenty. Wild flowers taking off and volunteers working hard. 20/06/2019 - 10:45 13 Mostly adults 25+
With seeds sown we are now looking forward to caring for and recording the progress of our wild flowers, exciting times ahead! 31/05/2019 - 15:30 18 Mixed ages
Tim Owen (Grow Wild Lead Engagement Manager) came to West College Scotland (Paisley Campus), even our local bees came to say hello! 28/05/2019 - 15:30 7 Mixed ages
With the generous funding and support from Grow Wild Project we have been able to buy everything we need to create our garden. 31/05/2019 - 15:30 16 Mixed ages
After months of clearing all types of rubble and digging areas for planting we are now beginning to see the results of our efforts. 31/05/2019 - 15:30 15 Mixed ages
Sorry we haven’t been in touch recently but still hard at work developing our green space for all to enjoy. So what have we done so far? 31/05/2019 - 15:15 15 Mixed ages