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Lee: Manor House Gardens- Plant Appeal!

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 27, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Photo: credit Colin Brouug

The Friends Of Manor House Gardens are planning another planting day in Manor House Gardens. It is reliant on volunteers and donated plants. Here are the plants that are required- would you be able to donate a plant or two?! If you have some spares knocking about, then please email [email protected] or call her on 020 8318 9023.

Plants to be 'potted up and named please.'  Arrangements for collection can be made directly.

Plants and roughly estimated Quantities Needed:

 

25 Allium Bulbs

25 Aquilegia

15 Campanula (Canterbury bells)

5 Chelone

15 Delphiniums

20 Digitalis (fox gloves)

15 Echinacea

15 Echinops

15 Eremurus

10 Euphorbia

20 Geranium

30 Geum

7 Helenum

10 Hollyhocks

15 Heuchera (London Pride?)

15 Iris

3 Knipholia (red hot pokers)

5 Knauba

50 Liatris

20 Lilly’s large specious

15 Lupin

15 Palaver Orientale (oriental poppy)

20 Penstemon

5 Peony

10 Phlox

50 Primula vialii

15 Pyrethrum

15 Rudbeckia

25 Scabiosa

5 Tanacetum

30 Verbena Bonariensis (we have some in the centre of the bed need a few more)

50 Veronica spicata

 

The plan is not ‘set in stone’ we plan to be flexible but do want traditional herbaceous/ perennials

Thank you

Lee Manor Community Garden - session this Sunday

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on January 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year! There will be a session at the Community Garden on Sunday 12 January 2014 from 10.30 am onwards.  

The beds are now prepared for the winter, and so we can spend a bit of time putting the garden in good order after the recent stormy weather - there is still quite a bit of detritus laying around and we need to check for any more damage to the fence panels which we repaired just before Christmas.

Contact: [email protected]

Thank you and best wishes.

 

Lee Manor community garden committee

 

The Lee Manor Community Garden is located at the rear of 94 Burnt Ash Road SE12 8PY and the garden gate is on Micheldever Road.


Lee: Manor House Gardens- Help Build a Bug Hotel . Sat 30 November

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on November 27, 2013 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)
This Saturday there is a large community planting event at Manor House Gardens. In addition there is also a very special wildlife task for children! message from the Friends Of Manor House Gardens Calling All children! We need your help to build our bug hotels in Manor House gardens this Saturday at noon. And we need supplies! Do you have spare:- plant pots, card board tubes, roofing felt , corrugated card/roofing, pine cones, logs, sand, dry leaves, moss, pipes of various diameter, rubble, stones, hollow cane, plastic bottles, hollow bricks, roof tiles, straw- please bring it along! If you can pop along to the park for 12 on Saturday with your supplies. We can build a bug hotel together and find some bugs to put in it. Opportunity to tidy up the end of your garden and give what you find to a wonderful community use. Please spread the word! Email: [email protected]

Manor Park-Bridge over the R. Quaggy- Come and have some fun!

Posted by Chrissie on November 14, 2013 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Message from the MAnor Park Users Group: Calling all volunteers - come have some fun, and leave a lasting legacy in Manor Park!

MPUG has succesfully funded and commissioned improvements to the new bridge, in Manor Park, to restore easy access to this popular section of the river Quaggy.

 

Now we need your help to finish the job! We don't need your money, we just want your enthusiasm!

TUESDAY 19th November, 10:00am

Meet on the Bridge over the Quaggy, in Manor Park


THAMES 21 are generously giving their expertise - You are providing the muscle!

We will be regrading the area from the bridge to the river and building steps in order to enable safe easy access to the rivers edge.

No previous experience necessary!

 

We look forward to seeing you there. No need to book, but if you are planning to come it would be helpful for us to know, so we have a rough idea of numbers.

See you at the waters edge!

Matthew

[email protected]


Lee: Manor House Gardens tree and hedge planting- SAT 30 Nov

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on November 11, 2013 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On 30th November The Friends of Manor House Gardens will be planting an urban orchard of trees and edible hedge in the wild meadow areas. 

These have been kindly donated by The Woodland Trust's Trees for Communities programme.

So put on your boots, wrap up warm and head out to help them plant their orchard!

Time: 10-3pm  ( you don't need to stay the whole time).

Location: Manor House Gardens, Manor Lane, Lee SE12. MAP

Contact: [email protected]

Lee Manor community garden AGM & work sesion Sunday 5th May at 10:30am

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on April 27, 2013 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

You are invited to attend the garden AGM on Sunday 5 May, at 10:30am (followed by gardening at around 11am). 

 

Please think about whether you’d like to join the committee (it’s very informal and rewarding) for a year as we need some new members.

After two years in their roles the chair (Karen) and secretary (Charlie) are stepping down.

So we need two new people to step up just for one year so please consider whether you are able to take on a role - the garden group really needs YOU!

 

Please let us know your interest in joining the committee by email: [email protected] or by contacting any member of the committee if you’d like to have a chat about it. The current members are Karen, Charlie, Ralph, Dan, Clare and Andrea.

 

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the garden on 5th May.

 

Thank you and best wishes.

 

Lee Manor community garden committee

 

The Lee Manor Community Garden is located at the rear of 94 Burnt Ash Road SE12 8PY and the garden gate is on Micheldever Road. MAP

Lee: Funding available for Lee based projects @Lee_SE12

Posted by Chrissie on April 12, 2013 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Grants Available- Affinity Sutton Lewisham Fund

Purpose

 

To support projects which are benefiting Affinity Sutton residents in Lewisham on one or more of the following three estates: Leybridge, Newstead and Orchard Gardens. Grants of up to £5,000 are available. Community groups, registered charities, companies limited by guarantee, social enterprises or Community Interest Companies are all eligible to apply. Please read guidelines for more information.

Income Threshold

 £500,000

Closing date -  Friday 26th April 2013

Guidelines

Application Form (download from website)

Notes

Please note applicants must be targeting projects at residents based on one or more of the above noted estates. You are encouraged to contact Affinity Sutton’s Neighbourhood Investment Officer Judy Ferguson to discuss your idea prior to applying – further detail can be found in the guidelines Please do ensure you read the guidelines fully before completing an application.

Contact: London & East Region:  0300 100 0303


Information from the The London Community Foundation's grants e-bulletin www.londoncf.org.uk

Lee Manor Community Garden - session this Sunday. 10:30am - noon

Posted by Chrissie on April 11, 2013 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Dear Community Gardeners

 

Gardening in the sun (it’s forecast for Sunday)! Please come along to the community gardening session on Sunday (14th) at 10:30am - noon at the Lee Manor community garden. We’ll plant seed potatoes and sow vegetable seeds into the raised beds. Please do bring along any spare veggie seeds that you have that you’d like to sow in the garden.


 

Then, on Sunday 5th May, it’s the garden group AGM in the community garden at 10:30am (followed by gardening at around 11am). Please think about whether you’d like to join the committee for a year as we’ll need some new members. Karen is standing down as chair after two years in the role so we’ll vote for the new chair at the AGM.

 

Please contact any member of the committee if you’d like to have a chat about being on committee (it’s very informal and rewarding) or let us know your interest via email: [email protected] The current members are Karen, Charlie, Ralph, Dan, Clare and Andrea.

 

We look forward to seeing you for gardening or a visit on Sunday!

 

Best wishes.

 

The Lee Manor Community Garden is located at the rear of 94 Burnt Ash Road SE12 8PY and the garden gate is on Micheldever Road.

Lee/ Hither Green: Manor Park User Group AGM ~ 16 April

Posted by Chrissie on March 29, 2013 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The recently refurbished Manor Park

MANOR PARK USER GROUP – AGM 2012-2013 

 

The little park between Lee and Hither Green has an active user group and they are having their Annual General Meeting soon.

 

All users of the park are welcome- families, dog walkers, joggers and local residents.

 

Details: 7.30pm on Tuesday 16 April

 

Location: The Community room behind the Park Cafe.

 

NOTE: Please use the Manor Park entrance (not Weardale rd or Longhurst rd entrances)

 

Contact: [email protected]


Lee: The Good Shepherd Church, Handen Road to create new garden of contemplation.

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on March 24, 2013 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This afternoon I met with Iain Khan Gilchrist, community worker and stalwart of The Good Shepherd in Lee.

He showed me around the site of what will hopefully become a new community garden!

The Parish Church Council (PCC) are looking to develop land to the rear of the church building, turning it into a cotemplative space for use by the congregation and Lee residents looking for a quiet space for their thoughts.

 

Practicalities: The long, slightly narrow space is paved and has a single entrance. It has terrific potential for veritcal growing.

The space has a seven foot fence on one side and the red brick of the main church on the other.

Ideas floated today include: private seating areas, arbours and pergolas to provide height and privacy.

Plus planters and sturdy trellis to divide up the space.

The long garden ends in a very quiet space; enclosed on three sides- it has the feel of a cloister about it.

The new path will guide visitors slowly through the garden, allowing the garden to gently reveal its secret spaces.

We will use jasmines, lavenders and other fragrant and evocative plants to frame the new garden. Fragrant climbers will also frame the entrance to the prayer garden in the corner.

There will be additional seating here; the intention is it should form the heart of the prayer garden/ comteplation space.

 

If you have ideas for this new garden and would like to get involved.

Please drop me a line at [email protected]- Im keen to put together a small team to drive this project forward.

We need ideas for design and for funding!