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Hither Green street planters

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on March 17, 2014 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Helped out the Chair of the Hither Green Community Association on Sunday morning.

Good news: The hundreds of daffodils planted by the St Swithun's Scouts last autumn are flowering all around Hither Green. They did a great job.

The planters at Hither Green station are filled with bright and cheery daffodils.

I hope the scouts are justly proud!

 

Bad news: The Hither Green Lane plant thief is back at work- the final lavender bit the dust last week.

There have been plant thefts and petty vandalism of the station planters in Forest Hill, but is anyone aware of anywhere that has suffered from more sustained plant larceny than Hither Green Lane? From the original planting last April, there are only hebes left.

 

Undaunted- the Hither Green Community Association keep keeping on!

And we're all thankful for their persistence!

*The next community gardening session- Saturday 22 March meet at platform 1 entrance to the station.


Forest Hill: Dawn Chorus Walk- Saturday, 22 March 2014

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on March 17, 2014 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Forest Hill: Dawn Chorus Walk- Saturday, 22 March 2014

Time: 5am - 6.30am

Location: Horniman Museum Gardens, 100 London Road SE13 3PQ

 

It's Spring and bird nesting season has started! Ornithologist David Darrell-Lambert will guide a walk through the Horniman Museum gardens. Suitable for ages 5+. There is a small cost.

 

BOOKING INFORMATION Purchase tickets online: £5 per adult, £3 per child.

 

Link:

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

Free Wildflower kits for groups- Kew Botanical Gardens

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 25, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Free Wildflower kits for groups from Kew Botanical Gardens

Why not turn your school, church or local tree pits into wildflower havens? Kew Botanical Gardens are offering FREE wildflower kits to communities through their outreach programme 'Grow Wild'.

Apply now!  The deadline is 31 March.

Catford: Green Projects

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 25, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

1.Catford Train Station- Community Clean Up.

A group of local residents are getting together to work with Network Rail on a one- off community clear up of CAtford Station which is currently in a disgusting state. Sign up here to receive information about the community clean up dates.


The River Pool at Catford.   Image credit: Ian Yarnham via Geograph.oeg.uk


 

2.  Weekly Wildlife Conservation sessions on The River Pool, Catford

Thames 21 and the Friends of River Pool are running weekly wildlife conservation sessions in the heart of Catford and it is open to everyone over 16. It's a hands-on opportunity to learn about the management of woodland, ponds and river habitats. Boots and all equipment provided inc tea and doughnuts.

There two sessions every Wednesday starting at 10.15 am and 1.00pm

 

Location: Junction Rivers Pool & Ravensbourne, Riverview Park, Catford, London SE6 4PU

Email: [email protected]   Tel: 020 7223 1264 More information here

BBC Show looking for Allotment Gardeners!

Posted by Nick on February 24, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

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Sydenham: 'Stepping into Harmony with Nature' an Introduction to Permaculture at Grow Mayow

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 11, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Sat 29 Marcht 11:00- 16:00

Sun 30 Marcht 11:00- 16:00


Description

" During this two-day Introduction to Permaculture Design we will explore what Permaculture really is and discover its origins and ethical foundations. In a playful and participatory way we will explore Permaculture principles and design which we can apply in our gardens, our jobs and personal life. Permaculture Design allows to work with, rather than against nature to create resilient communities and sustainable ecosystems.

 

We will explore how Permaculture enables us to create low-maintenance edible gardens that benefit the environment as well as the people and community."

 

Cost: £60 waged/£30 concs covers both days

Bring lunch to share

Book [email protected]  Tel: 07766596600

Led by Lewisham based Permaculture Designers Ruth Robinson and Ruth Wong

London I-tree Eco Project- 200 volunteers needed!

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 6, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The RE:LEAF London Partnership is undertaking a survey of London’s trees and woodlands, to establish the benefits they provide and put a value on them.

We need 200 volunteers for one day’s training and about four days surveying actually out in the field looking at and measuring trees across Greater London.

You will:

Receive training in the use of the US Forest Service’s i-tree methodology

Be accredited as an i-Tree Eco London 2014 surveyor

Help protect London’s trees and woodlands for future generations

Place a value on the benefits London’s trees and woodlands deliver

Get in touch today to find out more!



Funding available for community clean ups - deadline 24 March 2014.

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 6, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The next round of Capital Clean-Up funding is open, groups can apply for money or equipment. We applied this time last year for Hither Green Lane (SE13) and bought lovely street planters- more permanent than pressure washing graffiti.

Councils simply dont have the money- and so residents need to get together and find their own solutions. This grant is designed to support those efforts.

 

So if you walk past a manky corner on the way to the station in the morning- gather some friends and do something about it! Maybe we can even get some volunteers down to help too.

Application form and guidance notes here

 

We have to be more persistent than the tag artists and chicken bone droppers, the plant thieves and the scrotes who don't pick up after their dogs. [/soapbox]

Park Cafe contracts up for tender in Sydenham and Ladywell.

Posted by Lewisham Gardens on February 6, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Park Cafe contracts up for tender in Sydenham and Ladywell.

Deadline for expressions of interest on both cafes: 19/2/2014.

 

**Sydenham: Mayow Park Cafe

Offers invited from local applicants interested in taking a 6 year lease on the ground floor of the Pavilion at

Mayow Park, Mayow Road, London SE26 4JA for the development of a small café with ancillary use. Bidders will be required to demonstrate their funding ability to complete and manage the facility as well as their commitment to promote a healthy lifestyle for all park users

 

**Ladywell Fields Cafe

Offers invited from local applicants interested in taking a 6 year lease on the cafe at Ladywell Fields, Ladywell Road, SE13 7UW for the development of a small cafe with ancillary use. Bidders will be required to demonstrate their funding ability to complete and manage the facility as well as their commitment to promote a healthy lifestyle for all park users

 

Contact: Gemma Buttell, The Lodge, Stainton Road, Catford SE6 1AN

Tel: 020 8318 3986

Email: [email protected] for bid criteria


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